A little while ago, I suggested that every bus and train with the word “Derry” on it should be free during the 2013 UK City of Culture. It was in order to help people get there. To open up the City of Culture to people who might be socially or economically excluded.
So far, the government has responded that even doing a “study” to determine whether this would be a good thing would be too much money. And, besides, they intend to close the railway line between *everywhere* and Derry during the 2013 calendar.
“The project will require the complete closure of the railway line between Coleraine and Derry~Londonderry from July 29 until spring next year. All work is planned to take place during sociable hours… – Source: Derry Journal“
I mean, if you were going to close the line at any time of the year or day, you would think that during the City of Culture year would be the worst possible time.