What is the lead time for having the overhead, substations etc in place and ready for use? Also what about specifications for any new depot or depots? (Let's hope they make a better job of this than was the case for the children's hospital).
With an ever-more urgent need to reduce fossil fuel consumption, what about wider electrification, starting with Dublin-Cork? This should presumably be at 25kv AC from Hazlehatch onwards, which raises the question of dual-voltage EMUs and/or locos. Has any thought or planning been given to this? After all we are supposed to be moving towards electric road vehicles. I would have thought that railways would be comparatively easy to electrify.
Is this the responsibility of TII or the NTA? Does Shane Ross take any interest in such major transport issues?