Written answers

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Cycling Facilities Provision

Photo of Catherine MartinCatherine Martin (Dublin Rathdown, Green Party)
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513. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the level of provision for the carriage of bikes he plans to provide in future commuter and inter-city train carriages in view of the shortcomings of existing provision; and if the provision in Denmark and other countries will be examined which provide flexible solutions (details supplied). [50071/19]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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As the Deputy is aware, the National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure. This includes, in consultation with Iarnród Éireann, the procurement and requirements of additional rail fleet.

Noting the NTA's responsibility in this matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a direct reply regarding the specific issue raised. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.


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