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It is clear that Northern Ireland has a stark east-west divide in transport infrastructure. One which fails to fully reflect its population distribution, and raises questions of sectarian policymaking and a Belfast-centric nature to governance here. It is also clear that the era of car dominance in urban areas is slowly drawing to a close worldwide, which Northern Ireland will inevitably catch up with. Climate change and a desire for more liveable towns and cities will ...
(Permalink) Enniskillen Londonderry Omagh Portadown

Infrastructure has become a hot topic in NI since the London government established a 'Union Connectivity Review' (UCR) to recommend projects to strengthen links between the UK's constituent parts. Since then the media has been consumed by the possibility of a physical connection between NI and Scotland - first in the form of a bridge and more recently an undersea tunnel, christened the 'Boris Bridge' and 'Boris Burrow' (though I would suggest a more appropriate title should incorporate the name
(Permalink) Enniskillen Londonderry Omagh Portadown

Campaigners pushing for new rail lines from Derry have met with the Republic's Minister for Transport to discuss their proposals.

Members of the Into The West group met with Eamon Ryan, who is also the leader of the Green Party in the Republic, on Friday.

Among the topics discussed were a proposed new rail service from Derry to Letterkenny and a new direct rail line from Derry to Dublin.

Into The West was founded in 2001 to campaign against a Stormont decision to close the Derry-Belfast railway line west of Coleraine.
(Permalink) Ballyshannon Bundoran Derry Donegal Dungannon Letterkenny Londonderry Omagh Sligo Strabane Stranorlar

Five railwaymen were killed at Omagh, County Tyrone, when they were struck by a passenger train.
(Permalink) Accident Omagh

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