Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
977. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for the Waterford to Limerick rail line which closed temporarily due to the measures taken to tackle Covid-19; when it is planned to reopen the line; his further plans to maintain this service into the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5775/20]
As the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. However, I am not involved in the day-to-day operations of public transport.
The issue raised is an operational matter for Iarnród Éireann, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority, and I have forwarded the Deputy's question to the company for direct reply.
Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.