Dáil Éireann - Volume 679 - 31 March, 2009
Written Answers. - Rail Network.
Deputy Finian McGrath Deputy Finian McGrath
Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Transport the position regarding a matter (details supplied). [12924/09]
Deputy Noel Dempsey Deputy Noel Dempsey
Deputy Noel Dempsey: The position I outlined in my reply of 11th November last to Dail Question No. 320 (Ref. No. 39293/08) in relation to this matter remains unchanged except that the planning and preparations for Metro North have been further advanced. The first round of tenders for the PPP contract for this project were submitted by the four bidding groups in 27th February last and these tenders are now being evaluated by the RPA. In addition, the Oral Hearing before An Bord Pleanála on the RPA’s application for a railway order in respect of Metro North will commence tomorrow. The statutory planning process which is currently underway provides the appropriate forum for all interested parties, including Mr. Mannion, to have their views and concerns on the proposed Metro North project heard and taken into account by the planning authorities.
Dáil Éireann 679 Written Answers. Rail Network.