Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
National Transport Authority
382. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has provided funding for a new train station and related infrastructures to Irish Rail in respect of a proposed strategic housing development in the Shankill and Bray areas; if he and or the NTA have been consulted in respect of the increased demand that will be placed on the rail network (details supplied); the date on which the new train station will be operational; if he will seek fees from the developers to fund the new station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53557/19]
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. This responsibility includes, in consultation with Iarnród Éireann, the development of any new stations.
Noting the NTA's responsibilities in the matter raised, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a more detailed reply. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.