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North-West Railway Line on Course to Re-Open on 21st October

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The railway line between Derry~Londonderry and Coleraine is set to re-open as scheduled early this Monday (21st October) following a 12-day closure to facilitate essential track and signalling work associated with the new North-West Transport Hub at the former Waterside Train Station in Derry~Londonderry.

This major project represents investment of approximately £27m, with funding received from the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by SEUPB. Additional funding has also been secured from the Department for Infrastructure and the Department for Transport, Tourism and Sport in the Republic of Ireland.

The new transport hub brings a new beginning for public transport in the North-West encouraging smarter, greener and healthier travel choices. The project is due to be fully complete during the summer of 2020.

In order to celebrate the re-opening of the line and the operational opening of the North-West Transport Hub, Translink is offering a special discounted fare – a return for the price of a single – for all railway journeys between Derry~Londonderry and Coleraine from Monday 21st October until Monday 4th November. This offer is in addition to Translink’s wider seasonal offerings during the Hallowe’en period, including a Friends and Family rail ticket for £19 with no time restrictions (usual price £22) and a Bus Rambler ticket for £9.50 after 9:15am, allowing unlimited daily travel on all Ulsterbus, Goldline, Metro and Glider services across Northern Ireland. These seasonal offers will be available during the period Saturday 26th October – Sunday 3rd November.

Exclusive commemorative train tickets will also be presented to the first 1000 passengers travelling on timetabled services between Derry~Londonderry and Coleraine on Monday 21st October as Translink celebrates a major step along the road of making public transport ‘first choice for travel’ for everyone in the North-West.

Chris Conway, Translink Group Chief Executive, said: ‘‘We want to celebrate the achievements of everyone involved in delivering this phase of the project and thank all our customers for their patience and support as we worked hard to provide a facility that the community can be proud of. We look forward to showcasing the Transport Hub and its community event space to a wide range of visitors during the weeks ahead.

‘‘This project will encourage active travel and enable further passenger growth with enhanced passenger facilities as well as providing a new gateway to the North-West region.’’

Along with our contractors, Farrans/Rhomberg Sersa JV and Babcock, Translink would like to thank commuters and members of the community in the North-West for their patience while we carry out this work to enhance the railway. Further information can be found at www.translink.co.uk/nwhub

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