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Portrush Regeneration Programme

In January 2017 the Department for Communities (DfC) announced the launch of a Portrush Regeneration Programme.  This £17m Executive-endorsed initiative involves a major programme of capital works to help regenerate the town in the run up to and beyond The 148th Open, which is to be held at Royal Portrush Golf Club in July 2019.
The Portrush Regeneration Programme involves a number of key projects including a major public realm scheme and the redevelopment of the train station. Translink, on behalf of DfC, is leading on the redevelopment on the train station.
The Portrush Regeneration Programme will help to transform the town into a successful, high-quality resort recognised as a centre for tourism services, activities and international events on the North Coast. It is expected that the majority of work will be completed before July 2019. However, some work will continue after that to ensure there is a lasting legacy and Portrush is positioned to maximise the economic return that this regeneration investment will deliver.
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The project represents an investment of approximately £5.6 million, with funding secured from the Department for Communities (DfC) worth £4.7 million and the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) worth approximately £900,000.
Work is set to be completed during spring 2019, ahead of The 148th Open to be held in Portrush in July 2019. This major sporting event offers a significant opportunity to sustainably develop the economy of the town and the wider North Coast region in a way that will bring substantial benefits to the area in terms of visitor numbers, investment and spend. The new, modern, fully-accessible station will allow for further passenger growth in Portrush, with over 620,000 journeys currently being made to and from the existing station per year.
The new station will offer modern waiting facilities and improved passenger information and signage to local amenities and attractions, as well as enhanced cycle storage to encourage active and ‘greener’ transport links.
What to be Kept Up To Date?
Keep up to date with regular updates direct to your mailbox on the £17m Portrush Regeneration Programme, including Public Realm works, a complete redevelopment of Portrush Train Station, Urban Development Grant and Revitalisation funding specific to the Portrush area. Your details will be held by the Department for Communities and will not be used for any other purpose.

Translink Update, Portrush Regeneration Programme - February 2019

Work continues to progress on the £5.6 million Portrush Train Station project.  A recent development in the scheme has seen a significant new atrium feature installed above the main station concourse, facilitating natural light and acting as a notable feature of the building. 

Platform works are nearing completion, and work on the canopies has also progressed well, with necessary cladding works having commenced.

 The station building itself is making good progress, with mechanical and electrical works ongoing – cladding of the structure will commence in the near future in order to enhance the exterior of the station.  When complete, this work will set the station apart as a Portrush landmark, making a welcoming impression on visitors to the town. 

 The gateway images for Eglinton Street, as voted for by the public last summer, will capture the spirit and essence of the North Coast, showcasing some synonymous events and sights including the North-West 200, the air show, coastal views, and of course, golf, helping to cement the station’s potential as a landmark.  Manufacturing of the necessary structures has now commenced, and we look forward to this major gateway feature for Portrush reaching completion ahead of the station’s opening.  Associated stonework in Eglinton Street also continue to progress.

We realise the point of interest the new station is, in and around Portrush, and we’ve been glad to work with GRAHAM, our contractor, to facilitate school and community visits. These visits are a great opportunity to promote an interest in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) and also highlight site safety and the dangers of playing in or near working sites.





Help Design the Station
As part of the £5.6m Portrush Station project, we want your thoughts on the proposed boundary images for the wall of the station facing onto Eglinton Street.