To ask the Minister for Transport the progress on the development of the LUAS line through the Tallaght west estates to Citywest and Saggart; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
- Charlie O'Connor.
For ORAL answer on Thursday, 8th May, 2008.
Ref No: 11854/08
Answered by the Minister for Transport
Transport 21 provides for an extension of the Luas Red Line (Connolly - Tallaght) to Citywest and Saggart.
Significant progress has been made in advancing this project. The Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) has finalised arrangements with a consortium of local developers for the delivery of the project.
On 20th December 2007 the RPA submitted an application for a Railway Order (planning permission) for the project and an oral hearing into that application was held in March this year. The decision of An Bord Pleanála on this application is awaited.
Subject to the granting of the railway order by an Bord Pleanála, it is expected that construction will commence towards the end of 2008 and the extension is expected to be completed at the end of 2010 with services commencing in early 2011.