Public Consultation FAQs

Q. What is Public Consultation?

A. Public Consultation is where RPA seeks to receive views from the public on a specific project and/or phase of that project to better understand the needs of the different communities/people. These views are critical for design purposes.

Q. Who can get involved in Public Consultation?

A. Any member of the public can contribute to RPA public consultation initiatives.

Q. When does Public Consultation happen?

A. Public Consultation is critical at the following stages of any RPA project;

  • Identify Route Options
  • Route Selection
  • Line & Stop Design
  • An Bórd Pleanala – At Railway Order Application
  • Construction

Q. What is an Open Day?

A. An Open Day is a day where RPA will come to a location or number of locations in/near a project line. We set up display systems to show drawings, images and maps of the proposed project. We also produce a literature for the public to get a detailed understanding of the project. RPA Staff are on site to explain details relating to the project.

Q. Where do RPA have Open Days?

A. RPA hold open days in community, religious and/or civic facilities in local hotels or clubs or other suitable locations in order to meet the maximum number of people from an area. These are advertised before the event in the local area, via our database, on our website and through local or sometimes national media channels to inform as many people as possible of the events.

Q. Who from RPA can I talk to at Open Days?

A. RPA usually have the Project Manager, Engineers and members of the Public Relations Team available to answer your questions and explain details relating to the project.

Q. Who receives News Letters on a RPA Project?

A. Usually all residents who live in a catchment area. This is extended to include businesses and/or groups, clubs, associations and communities in/around the area of the RPA project.

Q. What is a Submission?

A. A submission is your view or opinion relating to the RPA project.

Q. How do I make a Submission about a project to the RPA?

A. Submissions can be made to RPA on a Project/Project Phase through various channels. These are written, email, telephone or in person at Open Days. These can be made by individuals, groups or associations.

Q. Are there time restrictions on Submissions? 

A. Usually RPA will place time restrictions on submission for specific projects at particular phases. RPA gives a fair amount of notice and reminds communities and/or interested parties when a closing date for submission of a phase is approaching.

Q. When can I make a submission to An Bórd Pleanala? 

A. This process is managed by An Bórd Pleanala and strict statutory time limits apply. See Railway Order Process.  

Q. How do I contact RPA?

A. Email:
Phone: 01 64 63 400
Text: 086 6000 335*

Railway Procurement Agency
PR Department
Parkgate Business Centre
Dublin 8

* Standard network operator text message rates apply. Charges may vary depending on network service provider. Please contact your service provider for further information.



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