To ask the Minister for Transport if he will contact the Railway Procurement Agency to ensure that the opening of the Luas line to Tallaght is marked by five free days of travel similar to the initiative being offered on the Sandyford line; if his attention has been drawn tot he fact that failure to offer such free travel on the Tallaght Line will result in a public relations disaster for the project and clearly undermine local support for Luas; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
- Charlie O'Connor
For WRITTEN answer on Wednesday, 30th June, 2004.
Ref No: 19765/04 Proof: 284
Answered by Minister for Transport
As the Deputy is aware, the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) is responsible for the day- to - day management of the Luas project. However, I understand that the RPA will be giving active consideration to marking the launch of the Tallaght to Connolly Station line (Red line) and as part of those plans, they will give consideration to having a number of days on which travel will be free.