To ask the Minister for Transport if he will initiate a meaningful discussion on the potential of extending the Luas Tallaght line through Oldbawn and the Tallaght west estates to Citywest; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
- Charlie O'Connor.
For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 12th October, 2004.
Ref No: 24409/04
Answered by Minister for Transport
Integration and expansion of public transport services in the greater Dublin Area is being pursued with the broad policy framework established by the Dublin Transportation Office's "Platform for Change". Responsibility for the development of specific proposals for the expansion of Luas services lies with the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA).
I understand from the RPA that enquiries are received frequently from developers and community groups as to whether Luas lines could be extended to particular developments and neighbourhoods. However, neither my Department nor the RPA have received formal proposals from developers about an extension of the Luas beyond the Square in Tallaght.
I have raised the Deputy's suggestions with the RPA.