Written answers

Wednesday, 2 March 2022

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Rail Network

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Social Democrats)
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61. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will engage with Irish Rail and the NTA in respect of reopening Dunleer railway station in order to enhance public transport options in the area; if he will provide a schedule of all Irish Rail owned railway stations that are currently on main lines and branch lines by county that are not operational; and the totality of the costs associated with their maintenance and security for the past five years to date. [11932/22]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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As the Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport; however, I am not involved in the day-to-day provision, operation, and maintenance of public transport. 

The issues raised by the Deputy regarding the possible reopening of railway stations and the costs associated with the maintenance and security of stations that are not operational, are matters for Iarnród Éireann in conjunction with the National Transport Authority and I have therefore forwarded the Deputy's questions to Iarnród Éireann for direct reply. 

Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.


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