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26/09/2021

Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion calls for regular rail link to be established between Derry and Dublin

Maynooth Train Station 3
The Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has called on Translink to open feasibility studies for a regular rail link between Derry and Dublin. The Foyle MP said: “A rail link between Derry to Dublin rail link would be beneficial in order to unlock the economic potential of the North West. “A direct train left Derry on Sunday morning for the Pope’s visit and took 3 hours 55 minutes, I have no doubt, with improvements to the connections, this could be reduced further. “There is no reason why a direct service to Dublin cannot be a regular thing, complemented by an express service to Belfast. “For this project to be successful, we must reject the Tory Brexit agenda by achieving Special Status for the north within the EU in order to receive EU Ten-T Infrastructure funding for this project. “I have opened discussions with the head of Translink about this and I have asked that Translink explore a feasibility study on the service.”

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