£64m Facelift For Londonderry and Coleraine Rail Line

A £64m scheme to relay the line between Londonderry and Coleraine will commence by 2011.

As the restriction on investment on the line was lifted the Assembly's Regional Development Minister, Conor Murphy, said: "That allows the department, now at last, to prepare a business case and an environmental impact statement to start a substantial upgrade on the line."


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