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RPA accident report on Luas line at Tallaght on 23 February 2008
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4 March 2008

To ask the Minister for Transport if he has received a report from the Railway Procurement Agency regarding the accident on the LUAS line at Tallaght, Dublin 24 on 23 February 2008 in which a person lost their life; if his attention has been drawn to the local concern in the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

- Charlie O'Connor.

*    For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 4th March, 2008.

Ref No:   8785/08

Answered by the Minister for Transport

(Noel Dempsey)

REPLY

My Department was informed by the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) and the Railway Safety Commission (RSC) of the accident referred to by the Deputy.  The accident is currently being investigated by Veolia (as operator of the Luas) as required by the Railway Safety Act, 2005 and by the Gardaí.

I understand that the Chief Investigator of the Railway Incident Investigation Unit is also conducting a preliminary investigation of the accident and may decide to initiate a full investigation if it is established that recommendations for the improvement of Luas safety require to be made.