Tuesday, 14 June 2022
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
313. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will report on the refurbishment works recently carried out at Kishogue train station County Dublin; if his Department intend to make funding available for the refurbishment of the station; and when the station will be open and functioning. [30437/22]
As the Deputy may be aware, 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 (IÉ), Kishogue station.
I am informed by the NTA that extensive work is needed by IÉ before Kishogue Station can be brought into use, including meeting present day accessibility and systems requirements which are above and beyond the original requirements. For clarity, this is not a 'cost overrun' but rather consists of station upgrading costs.
The investment will total circa €3.8 million and it is anticipated that the station will become operational for the public in 2023.