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No funds for Enterprise repairs

  • 02-03-2011 2:37pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 435 ✭✭ doopa


    According to NI Regional Development Minister, Conor Murphy, the funds that should have been spent upgrading parts of the Enterprise line will instead be spent on repairing the Derry to Coleraine line which would be threatened with closure unless the repairs go ahead.

    Thoughts?

    Personally I reckon the state of the Derry/Belfast line is shocking, but still it is the flagship line which is being downgraded.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 185 ✭✭ oharach


    Are you referring to the Lurgan–Knockmore upgrade which was shelved? I don't know of any planned works further south.


  • Registered Users Posts: 435 ✭✭ doopa


    oharach wrote: »
    Are you referring to the Lurgan–Knockmore upgrade which was shelved? I don't know of any planned works further south.

    Yeah - I meant to post a link to the story on the bbc.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-12614127


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 185 ✭✭ oharach


    It's a bit misleading to say the line 'could be affected for up for 4 years', i.e. prospective. There's been a speed limit between Moira and Lisburn, and terrible signalling southbound into Lurgan, for as long as I can remember.

    Conor Murphy does seem genuine though in his repeated promises to find alternative funding for the project though.

    Also, if the A5 or A8 upgrades aren't built (due to the new government refusing to provide matching funding), this project is pretty much top of the list for reinstatement.


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