Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has expressed her deep concern as Translink confirmed there has been an incident involving a burning car on the train track near Bellarena.
Minister Mallon said: “I am deeply concerned and troubled by the incident near Bellarena this evening. The train travelling from Belfast to Derry was brought thankfully to a stop by the train driver who acted quickly before the train reached the burning car on the track.
“I am so relieved to hear that passengers and crew are all safe. It is unimaginable to think what could have happened this evening had it not been for the prompt action of the driver and crew. I want to express my gratitude to them and to the emergency services.
“I would urge anyone with any information about this incident to contact the PSNI.”