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McLaughlin welcomes progress on old Waterside railway station

11 May, 2015 - by Maeve McLaughlin

Sinn Féin MLA Maeve McLaughlin has welcomed progress on the redevelopment of the old Waterside railway station. 

The Foyle MLA said; 

"The campaign to redevelop the old Waterside railway station to create a modern, purpose-built railway station for Derry has been ongoing for some time. 

"I asked the transport minister for an update on the progress on the redevelopment and I am pleased the project is moving forward. 

"The minister told me that as part of the procurement exercise to appoint a design team, Translink have now issued a pre-qualification questionnaire for design services. 

"Translink will also issue an invitation to tender documents shortly which will include the project of redeveloping the old Waterside station into a modern station. 

"This progress is welcome and marks another step forward towards the full redevelopment of the old station, which is widely regarded as an architectural treasure, into the type of modern station that Derry needs and deserves. 

"Sinn Féin want to see this redevelopment as soon as possible, together with the completion of the upgrade work on the Derry to Belfast line to improve the transport infrastructure of the north west." 

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