Written answers

Thursday, 4 July 2024

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Rail Network

Photo of Maurice QuinlivanMaurice Quinlivan (Limerick City, Sinn Fein)
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43. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the Intra-City railway stations that are planned in Limerick; when work is expected to commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28557/24]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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As the Deputy may be aware, the Limerick Shannon Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy (LSMATS) was prepared by the National Transport Authority (NTA) in collaboration with Limerick City and County Council, Clare County Council, and Transport Infrastructure Ireland, with the cooperation of Iarnród Éireann.

Proposals for investment in rail under LSMATS include:

  • A new rail station at Moyross;
  • The reopening of the Limerick-Shannon Foynes line for freight services;
  • A new station at Ballysimon, along with park and ride facilities;
  • Increasing the frequency of services on the Ballybrophy line to two trains hourly;
  • Increasing the frequency of services on the Ennis line to three trains hourly;
  • Dual tracking of the line from Limerick Junction to Colbert Station;
Noting the NTA's role in the development of the strategy, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a direct reply. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.

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