Portadown rail line to be closed for essential work
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To facilitate the works on Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29, there will be a line closure between Belfast Great Victoria Street and Portadown stations, with bus substitution services in place for rail services.
There will also be works on the cross-border route impacting Enterprise services on both days. Cross-border Enterprise services will be operated using bus substitutions from Lanyon Place, Portadown and Newry train stations to Dublin Connolly.
Translink will be utilising the line closure period, with multiple projects undertaking works throughout the weekend. The main work will see the continuation of a major signalling upgrade at Lisburn, and during the closure there will also be some works in the Belfast area for the new Belfast Grand Central Station, works will also take place on the extensions to the platforms at Adelaide and Derriaghy stations.
Train tickets will also be valid for use on appropriate Ulsterbus and Metro scheduled services.
Normal rail services will operate between Belfast and Bangor.
Translink is urging passengers to plan ahead and check timetables before they travel as alterations to services may have been made to accommodate bus substitutions.
Passengers are advised to check online at www.translink.co.uk or use the Journey Planner before they travel and to allow extra time for their journey.
Translink’s John Glass, Director of Infrastructure and Projects said: “We are committed to investing, upgrading and enhancing the rail network, with major projects progressing significantly over recent years. These projects are vital to protect and modernise our infrastructure to maintain high quality, safe, and attractive rail services for everyone.”