To ask the Minister for Transport if he will include Riverside and Clonshaugh in new proposals for light rail/Metro; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
- Terence Flanagan.
* For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 13th May, 2008.
Ref No: 18179/08
Answered by the Minister for Transport
While Transport 21 involves a very large commitment of financial resources, those resources are also finite. Transport 21 provides funding for the delivery of an extensive prioritised rail based network in the ten-year period to 2015. This programme does not include a light rail or metro line to Riverside and Clonshaugh.
As you are aware the Programme for Government contains a commitment to commence the preparation of a successor to Transport 21 in 2011. It is in the context of any successor to Transport 21 that consideration will be given to proposals for new light rail/metro lines.