Northern Ireland

More carriages needed on Derry route - councillor

An SDLP councillor has called on Translink to add more carriages to their Belfast-Londonderry service to combat overcrowding.

Martin Reilly, who was on the 18.43 service on Sunday, said many people had to stand between Belfast and Coleraine.

"There was clearly an issue as to the number of carriages in use."

"There are also legitimate concerns as to investment levels in the network on this route," he said.

Translink said the service was extremely busy, but they would endeavour to increase capacity on the service from next week.

"The safety of our passengers remains of paramount importance at all times, and there are grab rails and hand holds in place to facilitate those standing," the company said.

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