Stewart Dickson MLA said: “I strongly support the call for a train halt for City of Derry Airport. Having a halt at the airport would make real sense as extra transport links could help boost our tourism industry.
“It is crucial that planned upgrade and repair work on the Londonderry line which has been delayed is completed as soon as possible so that we can make the most of the potential this important route holds.
“I got the Stormont Regional Development Committee to agree to visit all three main airports and I believe it’s vital that we closely examine the options as regards rail links. Rail links to our main airports are extremely important in terms of our infrastructure and to help encourage more people to use public transport.
“It is vital that excellent public transport links are in place at our airports as this is one of the first things that tourists or potential investors will see when they arrive.”