Dáil Éireann - Volume 612 - 15 December, 2005

Written Answers - Rail Network.

[1352]   236. Ms Shortall asked the Minister for Transport the amount of funding allocated for 2006 to provide for the outlying design scheme for the Navan to Dublin rail line; the person or body to whom he has given charge of this project; and when he expects the outlying design scheme to be completed. [39960/05]

  Mr. Cullen: Funding for the Dublin to Navan rail line is provided for under Transport 21. The line will be developed in two phases and the first phase will involve a spur off the western line at Clonsilla to Pace, beyond Dunboyne. Iarnród Éireann has already completed a feasibility study for this phase and design and planning work will be undertaken in 2006. Further studies will be required with regard to extending the line from Pace to Navan. Iarnród Éireann has requested funding of €1.7 million in 2006 with regard to work on the Navan line.