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McCallion welcomes £20m EU funding for transport hub

27 September, 2017 - by Elisha McCallion


Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has welcomed a £20 million EU funding package for the creation of a new transport hub at the old Waterside Railway Station in Derry. 

The Foyle MP said: 

"This £20 million funding package from the EU through the Special European Union Programmes Body (SEUPB) for the new transport hub at the Old Waterside Railway Station is fantastic news for the city. 

"This is a wonderful old building and with this money, and the funding from the Executive secured by former Infrastructure minister Chris Hazzard, it will be brought back to life and into the 21st Century. 

"This transport hub will improve connectivity throughout the wider north west, including strengthening transport links to Donegal, and will be of huge benefit to locals and tourists alike. 

"It will help encourage more people to use public transport which will be better for the environment and promote sustainable public transport services in the north west. 

"It also shows the value of EU funding which projects in the future may not be able to avail of as a result of the disastrous Tory Brexit agenda." 

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