Wednesday, 13 January 2021
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
128. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has commenced a feasibility study on the double tracking of the rail line connecting Athenry to Galway city; and if not, when he expects to do so. [44743/20]
I can confirm to the Deputy that the National Transport Authority (NTA) is funding a feasibility study in relation to service capacity on the Athenry to Galway corridor. The study will assess the optimal solution to increase frequency/capacity between Galway and Athenry on the Galway line.
I am informed that the tender process launched late last year and contracts will be awarded next month, with the study expected to conclude by Q3. The study is likely to identify a significant package of works to improve this section of rail line.