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New proposals for light rail/Metro - will it include Riverside & Clonshaugh
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13 May 2008

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

(Noel Dempsey)


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.