Written answers

Thursday, 21 March 2024

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Public Transport

Photo of James LawlessJames Lawless (Kildare North, Fianna Fail)
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122. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the Dart West scheme can be expanded to include Kilcock station, particularly given that the depot for storing vehicles will be just on the edge of Kilcock town; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8009/24]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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As the Deputy may be aware, as Minister for Transport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding of public transport in Ireland, including in relation to the rail network. The National Transport Authority, or NTA, has statutory responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area, including the DART+ programme.

Noting the NTA's responsibility in this matter and the specific issues raised by the Deputy, I have referred the Deputy's questions to the NTA for a more detailed reply. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.


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