To ask the Minister for Transport the research which has been carried out on the proposed new Luas Line to Rathfarnham as was recommended in the Dublin Transportation Platform for change transport plan 2002; if a preferred route alignment has been identified; and the estimated cost and timescale for the construction of the project.
- Eamon Ryan.
For ORAL answer on Wednesday, 22nd June, 2005.
Ref No: 21098/05
Answered by the Minister for Transport
Mr. Martin Cullen, T.D.
My Department is preparing a 10 year transport investment framework. The draft framework takes account of the work already done on investment priorities under the current capital envelope to end 2009. It also takes account of the various strategic studies completed by the Department and its agencies, including 'A Platform for Change' which had recommended, amongst other things, the development of a new light-rail line to take in Rathfarnham.
An outline of the draft 10 year transport investment framework is currently under consideration by the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure, Housing and PPPs. I will bring specific proposals to Government in due course once the Cabinet Committee has concluded its work.