Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
414. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding the provision of a new railway station in northern areas of Drogheda in view of the increase in population in the area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53868/19]
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 responsibility for ensuring the development and delivery of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area and, in consultation with Iarnród Éireann, consideration and/or provision of any new railway stations.
In light of the NTA's responsibility on this matter, I have referred the Deputy's questions to the NTA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.