Belfast Grand Central Station

Enabling Work

Delivering Belfast Grand Central Station will require a period of significant transition as essential engineering works take place throughout 2024 and 2025.

Intensive periods of engineering work are in progress in 2024 to realign the track to serve the new station. This will require some closures of the railway line and therefore disruption to rail passengers. Bus Substitution services will be put in place during these times.

The project also includes utility and significant investment in public realm improvement works to enhance walking routes, accessibility and cycling. This will involve road and lane closures, impacting traffic within the city centre, including some alterations to Translink bus services.

Below you will find details of timetable revisions and alternative transport arrangements as part of these works.

Great Victoria Street Station permanent closure - Friday 10 May (end of day)

A revised timetable will operate from Saturday 11 May until Sunday 25 August.

  • The rail line will remain open throughout Belfast but no longer serve Great Victoria Street Station
  • Passengers currently using Great Victoria Street Station will be required to use alternative stations such as Lanyon Place, Botanic, City Hospital or York Street
  • NI Rail tickets are valid on Metro and Ulsterbus services between York Street, Lanyon Station, City Centre, Botanic and City Hospital
  • Europa Buscentre will remain operational