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Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Rail Services (18 Dec 2019)

Pat Gallagher: Thank you.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Rail Services (18 Dec 2019)

Shane Ross: A few more sentences and then I will stop.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Rail Services (18 Dec 2019)

Pat Gallagher: I am being criticised all week for giving too much time.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Rail Services (18 Dec 2019)

Shane Ross: The new fleet will allow for redeployment to benefit other routes and Iarnród Éireann will examine the scope for enhancing capacity on rail services on the Rosslare line.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Rail Services (18 Dec 2019)

Pat Gallagher: The Minister will have another two minutes later. Deputy Malcolm Byrne has one minute.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Rail Services (18 Dec 2019)

Malcolm Byrne: I thank the Minister but I am afraid that his answer is a bit of a cop-out. It is great that we will see him announce 41 new trains and I am sure he will be smiling beside them when that happens, but the problem is that we are not even getting any of those shiny new trains on the Rosslare route-----

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Rail Services (18 Dec 2019)

Seán Sherlock: They are all going to Mallow.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Rail Services (18 Dec 2019)

Malcolm Byrne: -----we are getting what might be left over. I am not asking the Minister to drive the trains, I am asking him to drive rail policy. He has outlined some of the challenges we have with the single-track issue, the tunnels and the DART line, but this is about setting out a long=term vision to ensure that the people use the train and it is a viable alternative for people in counties Wexford...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Rail Services (18 Dec 2019)

John Brady: If the Government is serious about meeting its obligations to reduce carbon emissions, it needs to get serious about public transport. The Minister's response this evening shows no commitment or desire to meet those targets. He will be aware that there is an existing strategic paper carried out by Jacobs Engineering on the Greystones service improvement. There are proposals to increase the...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Rail Services (18 Dec 2019)

Pat Gallagher: The Minister to respond.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Rail Services (18 Dec 2019)

John Brady: Finally, the N11-M11 upgrade scheme-----

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Rail Services (18 Dec 2019)

Pat Gallagher: The Minister has two minutes. Others are waiting.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Rail Services (18 Dec 2019)

John Brady: -----is not due to come to pass until 2027 at the earliest. We need to move away from building six-lane motorways.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Rail Services (18 Dec 2019)

Pat Gallagher: The Deputy cannot continue to take advantage. I apply the rules and they are the same rules for all.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Rail Services (18 Dec 2019)

Shane Ross: Deputy Brady referred to the environment. He might be interested to know that in May, the NTA and Iarnród Éireann commenced pre-qualifying in relation to a ten-year procurement framework for a minimum of 300 battery electric units with the potential for that to increase to 600 over the life of the procurement framework. The proposal forms part of the DART expansion programme. I...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Rail Services (18 Dec 2019)

Seán Sherlock: This is a bit surreal.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Rail Services (18 Dec 2019)

Shane Ross: This is what will happen. I would have thought the Deputies would be pleased that we have acknowledged demand and that more people are using trains, buses and public transport. Public transport in this country is a great success. The downside is that there are crowded trains, but we have moved to sort that out and we will, but the Deputies should not expect it to happen overnight or...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Rail Services (18 Dec 2019)

John Brady: They are effectively stuck in a car park.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Rail Services (18 Dec 2019)

Pat Gallagher: Deputy Brady, please.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Rail Services (18 Dec 2019)

Shane Ross: Deputy Brady got a lot of extra time.

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