*To ask the Minister for Transport if he has received a report from the Railway Inspecting Officer into the derailment of a Luas tram on 28 August 2004; if he will report on the information which has been made available to him surrounding this incident; when he intends to receive a final report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. - Denis Naughten.
* For WRITTEN answer on Wednesday, 29th September, 2004.
Ref No: 21651/04
Answered by the Minister for Transport (Séamus Brennan)
I received a brief incident notification report from an inspector of the Interim Railway Safety Commission within a short time after the derailment of a LUAS tram at St. Stephens Green on 28 August 2004. By its nature this was a very brief report and could not shed any light on possible causes of the incident. There were no passengers injured in the incident. Since then, the Interim Commission has been monitoring the investigation by Connex, the tram operating company, and is expecting to receive a copy of the final investigation report from Connex before the end of October.