Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Park and Ride Facilities
565. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Luas park and ride facility at a location (details supplied) is due to close on 31 March 2019; if the facility can be renegotiated or an alternative park and ride facility be sought to serve passengers from Newcastle and Rathcoole that use the Fortunestown Luas red line stop; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9610/19]
As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area, including the provision of park and ride sites.
Noting the NTA's responsibility in the matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a direct reply. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.