Dáil Éireann - Volume 683 - 26 May, 2009

Written Answers. - Public Transport Accidents.

Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport the number of accidents that have occurred throughout the public rail and bus services in the past 10 years; the degree to which the issues arising have been addressed; the issues still outstanding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21532/09]

[582]   Deputy Noel Dempsey:Information on accidents that have occurred on the Irish Rail and Luas networks is published in the annual report of the Railway Safety Commission. The 2008 report is available on the Railway Safety Commission’s website at www.rsc.ie.

Railway accidents are investigated by the Railway Accident Investigation Unit of the Railway Safety Commission and the reports of these investigations include recommendations for the avoidance of incidents in the future or for the improvement of railway safety. The implementation of these recommendations by rail operators is monitored by the Railway Safety Commission and followed up as appropriate.

Information on road collisions, including information on collisions involving public service vehicles, is contained in Road Collision Facts 2007, published by the Road Safety Authority and is available on their website www.rsa.ie.