Written answers

Thursday, 4 July 2024

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Public Transport

Photo of John BradyJohn Brady (Wicklow, Sinn Fein)
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48. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to provide an update on plans to extend the LUAS to Bray; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28573/24]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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As the Deputy may be aware, the Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) 2022-2042 was published by the National Transport Authority (NTA) in January 2023, following my approval. The strategy sets out a statutory framework for transport investment across the region over a twenty-year period and provides a clear statement of transport planning policy for the GDA.

Implementation of the strategy has been divided into three phases – short-term up to 2030 to align with the funding allocations for public transport projects under the National Development Plan, medium-term from 2031 to 2036, and longer-term from 2037 to 2042. An extension of the Luas to Bray is part of the strategy’s medium-term proposals for development and delivery within 2031-2036 and is part of a number of proposed expansions to the Luas network over the lifetime of the strategy.

Noting the NTA's responsibility in the matter, 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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