Tuesday, 25 April 2006
Dáil Eireann Debate
480. Mr. F. McGrath asked the Minister for Transport if the proposed metro east route could be better aligned to Beaumont Hospital; and if there are other plans to service Beaumont Hospital with public transport. [14402/06]
Minister for Transport (Mr. Cullen): The RPA is currently engaged in a public consultation process on route options for the Metro north line. The final route and location of stops will be defined through this public consultation and the statutory approval processes.
The Dublin Transportation Office’s “A Platform for Change” continues to provide a strategic framework for the development of the greater Dublin area’s transport system. In that context, feasibility studies and planning work will also be undertaken over the period of Transport 21 on other projects not included for implementation in this programme but contained in “A Platform for Change”.
These projects include a light rail line linking the metro and suburban rail lines via Beaumont. Beaumont Hospital is currently served by a number of bus routes and the recently completed Dublin Bus network review sets out proposals for the development of the bus network in the medium term.
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