Put steam back into Foyle Valley Railway -McLaughlin
Published: 5 July, 2011
Sinn Féin Tourism spokesperson Councillor Maeve McLaughlin has welcomed the news that a feasibility study on the Foyle Valley Railway Museum is now complete and that a tender is now out to deliver an investment of approximately £4Million.
Maeve McLaughlin said
"I have been lobbying very hard for a number of years for major investment to take place at the Foyle Valley Railway Museum as I believe that it has the potential to become a key Derry -Donegal Catalyst project.
I felt that this is a very important piece of infrastructure that has long been neglected.
This museum tells the story of the rich heritage of rail travel in the North West and how it helped develop the region and it is important that story is allowed to be told.
The news that a feasibility study on the Foyle Valley Railway Museum is complete and that a tender is now out to deliver an investment of approximately £4Million,will be very much welcomed by all those involved in the tourism industry and those who wish to see the history of our city preserved.
Its important that we secure funding which could see the museum being able to provide a education zone , exhibition space, café restaurant ,gift shop biodiversity nature trail. A redeveloped rail track could link up with Carrigans and make this a catalyst project between Derry and Donegal. And would also fit in well for plans which are being developed for the Foyle Valley gateway project area right along Foyle Road linking up with the Brandywell.
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