Railways: Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 21st March 2007.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if Translink will make an estimate of the cost of providing a passing loop in the Ballykelly area for trains between Coleraine and Londonderry.

Photo of David Cairns David Cairns Parliamentary Under-Secretary (also Scotland Office), Scotland Office, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (also Scotland Office), Northern Ireland Office

Translink estimate the cost of providing a passing loop at Ballykelly to be £500,000.

However, this would also require the introduction of a new signalling system between Castlerock and Londonderry at an estimated cost of between £8.5 million and £10 million.

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