Funding for work on Derry/Coleraine railway postponed

Maintanence work to the Derry to Belfast and Derry to Coleraine railway lines have been postponed.

The Minister for Regional Development in the North, Conor Murphy, said the work has been delayed until after Derrys City of Culture year, to delay disruption in the city.

But East Derry MLA, John Dallat says the decision to postpone the upgrade is another stab in the back for those committed to building an all-Ireland rail network.

The SDLP MLA says that once again the railways are the first victims of economic cutbacks.....