New Derry to Belfast train by summer
An hourly train service between Londonderry and Belfast will come into operation later this year following the completion of a £42m upgrade.
Sinn Fein Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard made the announcement less than 24 hours after he revealed that Londonderry's old Waterside Railway Station had been napped up by Translink.
"With the substantive completion of the Derry-Coleraine railway line improvements, the last obstacle to the introduction of a more frequent service has now been removed," he said.
"I have therefore asked Translink to bring an hourly service into operation by the summer."
"Investing in public transport is absolutely vital if we want to grow the economy, attract tourism, support local communities and reduce congestion on our roads.
"This announcement is yet another welcome boost for public transport in the area."