Dáil Éireann - Volume 643 - 06 December, 2007
Written Answers. - Public Transport.
Deputy Thomas P. Broughan Deputy Thomas P. Broughan
Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport his views on the Meath master plan policy proposals on enhancing public transport and the protection of archaeological heritage in County Meath; the progress his Department has made on evaluating its proposals for public transport, sustainable tourism, housing and energy for County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32805/07]
Deputy Noel Dempsey Deputy Noel Dempsey
Deputy Noel Dempsey:I am aware of the privately produced document to which the Deputy refers and which makes particular reference to key road and rail projects in County Meath.
The M3 motorway from Clonee to Kells, which completed the planning process and was approved in 2003, is currently under construction and the National Roads Authority and the Government are anxious to see it completed as soon as possible.
The Navan rail project provides for the re-opening of the rail line from Dublin to Navan in two phases. Phase 1 involves reopening 7.5 kilometres of track from Clonsilla to Pace on the M3 motorway. Iarnród Éireann has submitted a Railway Order application to An Bord Pleanála in respect of this phase. Iarnród Éireann is examining route alignment options in respect of the second phase which will extend the line from Pace on to Navan.
Responsibility for sustainable tourism, housing and energy rests with other Ministers.
Question No. 34 answered with Question No. 11.
Dáil Éireann 643 Written Answers. Public Transport.