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New Moira Park & Ride Facility

Demand for Park and Ride is growing rapidly as more and more people enjoy the convenience of taking the bus and train as a better way to travel; our customers enjoy more productive time on board with the opportunity to work, browse the internet and social media with free WiFi or simply relax on board.
To enhance the current Park and Ride facilities at Moira Train Station we have identified a potential site adjacent to the existing car park which could allow us to increase capacity to around 400 spaces.
This development could be a further asset to the wider Moira community by reducing parking problems and making rail travel even more convenient and accessible for more people to use.
We have appointed a Design Team to advance these plans and have already been in discussions with Transport NI to develop traffic plans for the new road junctions. The Business Case for the project has been approved and subject to funding, the availability of land and the necessary planning approvals it could potentially start during 2018.
Help Us Shape The Plans
We want to involve the local community in our early proposals for a new Park & Ride facility at Moira Train Station. We are keen to hear the views of all our stakeholders including passengers, local residents, community groups and elected representatives.

Help us to shape the plans that we submit for planning application in the coming months.

Closing date for all responses is 30th November 2016
Public Information Session
We will be holding a Public Information Session in Moira Train Station on 22 September 2016 between 3pm and 6:30pm.
Key facts on the scheme
Suitable location with convenient vehicular and pedestrian access to Moira Train Station
Designed to meet growth in demand from passengers travelling on the important rail corridors:
400 additional free parking spaces
A safe and secure facility with disabled access parking spaces, CCTV, security fencing and lighting.
Additional vehicle access will be from the A26 Glenavy Road helping to reduce commuter traffic and local parking problems on Station Rd.
New cycle shelters accommodated within our plans.
Benefits of This New Park & Ride Facility
Additional parking spaces to make it easier and more convenient for more people to take the train.
Local parking by commuters will be alleviated with more suitable parking facilities.
Support and integrates with wider Moira community development plans.
Facilitates future growth in demand for rail services in the area.
Support strong, sustainable growth for the benefit of all parts of Northern Ireland.
Supports 'greener', more sustainable travel, helping to tackle climate change.
Proposed New Moira Park & Ride
Proposed New Portadown Park & Ride
Caring for the Environment
We will ensure the development will be designed to meet high environmental standards in line with our commitment to enhance and protect the local landscape and biodiversity.

Closing date for all responses is 30th November 2016
Planning Application
This consultation does not replace the planning process. Those wishing to make formal representations on this project to the local council planners will still have the opportunity to do so when a full planning application has been lodged with local council. Normal neighbourhood notification and publicity will be undertaken at that stage.