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.
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
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.
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.
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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