Thursday, 12 December 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Rail Services Provision
Project Ireland 2040 commits toward an evaluation of the economic benefits and value for money of high-speed rail on the main inter-urban rail network (including the lines referred to by the Deputy) against improvements to existing and planned line speeds along the lines.
I can confirm to the Deputy that my Department has commenced preparatory work in relation to the evaluation with the study due to commence in 2020.