Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
62. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the timeline for the carrying out and completion of the All-Island Rail Review; the provisions he has made for the completion of the review within that timeline in the context of elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly and the subsequent formation of an executive; and the way he plans to act on the findings of the review. [49137/21]
In co-operation with the Department for Infrastructure (Northern Ireland), my Department has appointed Arup consultants to undertake the Strategic Rail Review. Work has commenced on the Reviewand it is expected to take 12 months in total.
I believe the Reviewwill set out the strategic backdrop to future investment in our inter-urban and inter-regional rail network and I look forward to implementing its recommendations in the coming years.