Dáil Éireann - Volume 586 - 27 May, 2004
Written Answers - Light Rail Project.
Mr. Coveney Mr. Coveney
35. Mr. Coveney asked the Minister for Transport his plans for the development of the metro; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15801/04]
Mr. Gormley Mr. Gormley
55. Mr. Gormley asked the Minister for Transport when he expects to bring the business case proposal for the first stage of the Dublin metro to Cabinet for a decision. [15945/04]
Mr. S. Ryan Mr. S. Ryan
66. Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Transport the position with regard to his plans to bring forward to Cabinet proposals for the construction of a metro system in Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15912/04]
Mr. Timmins Mr. Timmins
79. Mr. Timmins asked the Minister for Transport if he has satisfied himself that he can deliver the Dublin metro by 2007; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15806/04]
Ms O. Mitchell Ms O. Mitchell
94. Ms O. Mitchell asked the Minister for Transport his plans for the development of the airport metro; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15800/04]
Mr. Brennan Mr. Brennan
 Mr. Brennan: I propose to answer Questions Nos. 35, 55, 66, 79 and 94 together.
The programme for Government contains a commitment to develop a metro with a link to Dublin Airport. I have received the revised outline business case for line 1 of the metro from the Railway Procurement Agency, the RPA, which involves a line from the airport to the city centre. The timescale, cost, precise route, number and location of stations and arrangements for a connection to the Luas line will depend on a number of factors including the Government decision; geo-technical surveys; negotiations with bidders; and railway order process including the public inquiry. In preparing a submission for the Government on this matter, the merits of all alternative solutions and routes will be considered.
I am currently finalising my proposals on the metro in the context of the wider transport needs of the greater Dublin area. In advance of the Government considering these proposals, it would not be appropriate for me to comment on the matters raised in any more detail. I expect to bring my proposals to the Government before the summer.
Dáil Éireann 586 Written Answers Light Rail Project.