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Consultation on Rail Review 2016

The National Transport Authority, along with Iarnród Éireann and the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross, has launched a process of consultation around the Rail Review 2016 Report, which was published today.

The Rail Review examines the network as it currently operates, and analyses the potential of the network to meet national economic, social and environmental objectives into the future.

Rail has a huge role to play as an economic driver in terms of bringing about balanced regional development. It also delivers social benefits by improving social inclusion, improving accessibility and making travel safer. In addition, it provides real environmental benefits by reducing emissions and improving air quality.

But these benefits do not come free of charge, and if safeguarding them is regarded as a genuine priority, there must be a commitment to support our rail network into the future.

The Rail Review looks at the investment required to operate, maintain and develop the network, identifies the funding gap that has arisen, and examines the options around closing that gap.

2016 Rail Review Report

We invite you to download the attached consultation document, to fill it in and return it to:

railconsultation@nationaltransport.ie

Alternatively you can also send your general observations to the same email address, or by post to:

National Transport Authority,
Dún Scéine,
Iveagh Court,
Harcourt Lane,
Dublin 2,
D02 WT20.

Tá leagán Gaeilge den doiciméad seo ar fáil ar iarratas.

All submissions and observations received within the timeframe set out above will be taken into consideration.

All submissions must include the full name and address of the person making the submission and where relevant the name of the body or organisation represented. Please note that submissions are subject to Freedom of Information Act. Submissions may be published on this website.

Closing date for all submissions in relation to all the relevant and supporting documents is close of business, Wednesday 18th January 2017.