Public Transport is crucial for the successful development of our region
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.
As part of the finishing phase of these works, some minor resurfacing works will be carried out at the three level-crossings to provide a smoother crossing for vehicles.
The minor resurfacing works will take place as follows:
Lake Street Level Crossing – Sunday 29th September, 6am – 2pm View Diversion Map
Bells Row Level Crossing – Sunday 6th October 2019, 6am – 2pm View Diversion Map
During these short periods of work, there may be some increased noise levels, and some traffic diversions will be in place. However, pedestrian access will be maintained, and train services will remain unaffected.
There is also some continued track testing being carried out at nights, however, this should be non-disruptive and again will not affect train services
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.
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