Portadown rail line: closure required during essential works

Translink is advising rail passengers of essential engineering works on the Portadown line on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23.
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To facilitate the works, the public transport operator says there will be a line closure between Belfast Great Victoria Street and Portadown stations with bus substitution services in place for local rail and cross-border Enterprise services.

In a statement, Translink added: “Enterprise services will operate as normal between Portadown and Dublin Connolly with bus substitution in place between Belfast Lanyon Place and Newry. An express coach service will run between Newry and Belfast Lanyon Place.

“Normal rail services will operate between Belfast and Bangor. Train tickets will also be valid for use on appropriate Ulsterbus and Metro scheduled services.

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“There may be minor alterations to some services to accommodate bus substitutions. Passengers are advised to plan their journey in advance using the Translink website: www.translink.co.uk; Journey Planner or by phoning the Contact Centre on 02890 666630.”

More information on projects and improvements at: https://www.translink.co.uk/lineimprovements