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For Written Answer on : 17/05/2022
Question Number(s): 223 Question Reference(s): 24369/22
Department: Transport
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.


To ask the Minister for Transport the progress that has been made to date with respect to the upgrade of the commuter rail link from Mallow to Midleton and Cobh, County Cork; the expected timescale for the various parts of the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter.


As the Deputy is aware, the Government approved the inclusion of Phase 1 of the Cork Commuter Rail Programme in Ireland’s National Recovery & Resilience Plan. Inclusion in the Plan means the project referred to by the Deputy will be largely funded through the EU’s Recovery & Resilience Facility and also means that all works should be complete by 2026.

Funding for the projects will be administered by the National Transport Authority (NTA) and in view of NTA’s responsibility in the matter, I have referred the Deputy’s questions to it for direct reply on the specific issues raised.  Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.