To ask the Minister for Transport his plans to extend the LUAS line beyond the square in Tallaght through the Tallaght West Estates to Citywest; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
- Charlie O'Connor.
For WRITTEN answer on Thursday, 23rd June, 2005.
Ref No: 21679/05
Answered by the Minister for Transport
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 they have received preliminary proposals from the private sector for the extension of the Luas Red Line from the existing Belgard stop, through to Citywest. I also understand that the RPA are in discussions with South Dublin County Council on this matter. However, these discussions are at a very early stage. At present the RPA awaits firm proposals from the parties who have expressed an interest in supporting this extension.