East Londonderry DUP MLA George Robinson says he looks forward to Phase 2 of the Londonderry and Coleraine rail upgrade being completed.
He said: “I welcome the news today that the DRD Minister has approved the financing of the signalling relay and passing loop Phase 2 of the Coleraine to Londonderry rail project.
“The project has been delayed, but, today’s news it is now being progressed is good news for the North West and especially passengers.
“As passenger numbers have been steadily growing since the investment in new trains and track, the completion of Phase 2 of the project will bring the hourly service long wanted by Translink between Londonderry and Belfast will be a step closer.
“I look forward to seeing the project completed and the improved service that has been desired for so long become a reality”.