To ask the Minister for Transport when the redevelopment of the old Harcourt Street rail line station will occur with particular reference to the inclusion of a disabled access lift to facilitate direct access from the Luas stop to Waldmare Terrace and Dundrum village; his views on whether the provision of such a facility and such a redevelopment was included in the line B light rail order as part of an urban design framework plan from Dundrum village; the funding that will be available for such works; and when it will be carried out.
- Eamon Ryan.
For WRITTEN answer on Wednesday, 7th July, 2004.
Ref No: 20709/04
Answered by Minister for Transport
I understand from the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) that the redevelopment of the old Harcourt Street Line station building at Dundrum will form part of the redevelopment of residual space created as a result of the property acquisitions for the construction of Luas and the new suspension bridge. Such development was not included in the Light Rail Order for the line. The RPA, in conjunction with Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council (DLRCC) and Dublin Bus, have prepared an outline brief for the development which features a new bus interchange facility and improved access to Dundrum village by lift for disabled persons. The Deputy may wish to note that there is disabled access to Dundrum Luas stop from Taney Drive.
The programme for the redevelopment of the site, including its funding has not yet been finalised but the RPA have assured me that the redevelopment of the site is a key objective for the RPA and DLRCC and that it is being treated as high priority.