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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 5 July 2022

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Ceisteanna (157)

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill

Ceist:

157. Deputy Jennifer Carroll MacNeill asked the Minister for Transport the status of any proposed works on the rail link between Dublin and Rosslare Port, particularly the section between Dublin and Greystones; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36274/22]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As the Deputy may be aware, the Infrastructure Manager Multi-Annual Contract (IMMAC) provides the funding framework for the protection and renewal of our railway infrastructure, including the Dublin to Rosslare rail line.

This is the third year of the current five-year IMMAC programme, as approved by Government in 2020, and over the five years of the programme in excess of €1.1billion in Exchequer funding will be made available to support its delivery. This funding will increase service reliability and punctuality, improve journey times and ensure continued safety of rail services.

As the Deputy may also be aware, the National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area including, in consultation with Iarnród Éireann (IÉ), and as particularly specified by the Deputy, the rail line between Dublin and Greystones.

In view of NTA's responsibility in the matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to it for direct reply on the specific issue raised.  Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.

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