Written answers

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Light Rail Projects

Emer Higgins (Dublin Mid West, Fine Gael)
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71. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status and timeline of plans for the delivery of the Luas to Lucan, County Dublin. [30185/20]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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As Minister for Transport, I 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 including light rail. 

The National Development Plan provides funding to undertake appraisal, planning and design of LUAS network expansions and the Department understands that the NTA have studies planned in 2021 to consider the possibility of a Luas Line to Lucan.

Noting their responsibility in relation to this matter, I have referred your request to the NTA for their consideration and direct reply.  Please notify my office if you have not received a reply within 10 working days.

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