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2006
Luas extension from Connolly Station to the docklands
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31 January 2006
To ask the Minister for Transport if the proposed extension of the LUAS from Connolly Station to the docklands will terminate at the proposed new mainline station which is to be located in the docklands; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

- Olivia Mitchell.
For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 31st January, 2006.
Ref No:   3223/06

Answered by the Minister for Transport
(Martin Cullen)

REPLY

The Railway Order application which I received in November last from the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) for a Luas extension from Connolly Station to the Point Depot includes a proposed stop at Spencer Dock.

A major focus of Transport 21 is the integration of services of various modes. While specific proposals have not yet been received from Iarnrod Eireann in relation to the location,  in the Docklands area, of the underground station associated with the proposed Rail Interconnector, I would expect that those proposals will take account of the requirements for optimum integration between Luas and commuter rail services.