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Lurgan Track Renewal

With almost 1 million passengers travelling to and from Lurgan Train Station annually, it’s one of the busiest stations on our network.  Around 945,000 cross-border Enterprise passengers also travel through Lurgan every year, making this section of track a key component of the North-South railway corridor.

Representing a substantial investment, upgrade works will see the full-scale replacement of over 1.7km of track in the Lurgan area, running from the William Street level crossing to beyond Bell’s Row level crossing.  This will have an impact on areas between the William Street level crossing and Bell’s Row level crossing, including the Kilwilkie area. We will also be replacing 350 metres of platform at Lurgan Train Station as part of this work.

Passenger Information

We wish to advise passengers that a bus substitution will operate between Portadown & Moira/Lisburn from Saturday 27 July until Friday 23 August 2019.

NI Railways / Enterprise Line Closure Offers

During the Lurgan Track Renewal Programme, passengers will be able to avail of some special offers including free returns and 25% off NI Railways tickets, or 25% off Enterprise Plus day/monthly returns and 2 for 1 vouchers on cross border Enterprise services.

Blockade of Railway Line
  • Sat 27th July to Fri 23rd Aug
Road Closures and Times
  • Lake Street will now reopen at 11:59pm on Friday 16th August. Alternative arrangements will be in place for pedestrians at all times. Map Diversion Information

  • Brownlow Terrace (Crane Lifting Operation), Sat 10th Aug, 7:00am – 8:00pm. Alternative arrangements will be in place for pedestrians at all times. Map Diversion Information

  • Antrim Road will now close at 00.01 on Saturday 17th August, re-opening at 6am on Friday 23rd August. Alternative arrangements will be in place for pedestrians at all times. Map Diversion Information

  • William Street (Level Crossing Closure), Tue 13th Aug, 8.00pm – 6.00am (overnight) and Wed 14th Aug @ 8.00pm – 6.00am (overnight). Map Diversion Information

Bus Substitution Timetables

Tickets can be purchased in Lurgan Station as usual or additionally at Loughview Park & Ride (adjacent Friar Tuck’s) where the car park has been temporarily relocated for the course of the works.

For details on times and services simply plan your journey download a timetable for Belfast - Portadown / Portadown - Belfast. or have a look at our passenger information on the bus substitution.

Community Engagement

We are working and engaging with the local community and elected representatives to explain how the works will be carried out and what to expect.

During the track renewal works, engineering equipment will be operating along the line, although normal passenger services will not be running.  As always, it will be important to stay vigilant, continue to use railway crossings safely, not to become complacent, and impress on young people the dangers of using the railway tracks as a shortcut or trespassing.

We have worked with the relevant statutory agencies to carefully consider the timing of this scheme in order to minimise disruption to passengers and residents – during the closure, a temporary timetable will operate, with bus substitution services for both Enterprise and NI Railways passengers.

All main works are planned to take place between the hours of 7am and 10pm, although there may be minor works outside these hours on occasion.  The team will also receive deliveries during sociable hours whenever possible.

Community Updates

Next Steps

This work is an important first step in a longer-term plan of improvements in the Lurgan area over the coming years, subject to appropriate funding and permissions.

These include:

  • Signalling redesign works for level crossings in the area which will reduce waiting times for pedestrians and drivers.
  • An enhanced train station development.
  • Improved park and ride facilities.
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