Northern Ireland

Railway line between Derry and Bellarena reopens after ship hits jetty

The Londonderry to Bellarena railway line, which was closed after a ship ran aground near the track, has reopened.

It is believed the vessel was on its way to France when it got into trouble off Culmore Point and hit a jetty connected to the rail line.

A bus substitution had been in place to allow Translink to investigate if any damage was caused. Translink said train services had now returned to normal.

The ship has been towed into Derry.