Tuesday, 3 November 2020
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
309. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he and-or his predecessor have conducted a costing regarding the doubling of the rail line from Maynooth to Kilcock, County Kildare; if not, if he plans to do so; if consideration has been given to the idea of doubling the section of line if in the context of the DART+ plan; if not, the reason; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32519/20]
As Minister for Transport, 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 including, in consultation with Iarnród Éireann, development of rail in the GDA and implementation of the DART+ Programme.
Noting the NTA's responsibility in the matter, 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.