Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Rail Network Expansion
413. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the extension of the DART to Drogheda; the timeline for the commencement of the service; the frequency of trains expected at peak and off-peak times; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53867/19]
As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding of public transport. The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the development and implementation of public transport in the Greater Dublin Area including implementation of the DART Expansion Programme that is included in the Government's Project Ireland 2040 and being funded under the National Development Plan 2018-2027.
Noting the responsibility of the Agancy, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for direct reply on the specific issues raised. Please advise my office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.