Railway line closure

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Translink is advising passengers of a line closure between Portadown and Lisburn on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st January 2016.

A specially timetabled bus substitution will operate on these dates between Portadown and Lisburn, serving Lurgan and Moira. Enterprise services will also be impacted by these works with a bus substitution service operating between Belfast and Newry on these dates.

Translink’s project manager said: “There will be no access to the Park and Ride facility at Moira Station on January 30th and 31st.

“Alternative arrangements have been made for passengers and the bus substitutions in operation during the 30th and 31st January 2016 will pick up and drop off passengers at the existing bus stop on the Lisburn Road between Moira and Junction 9 of the M1 Motorway.

“Translink will be displaying this information at Moira Station, on our website and through social media.

“This closure is required to carry out works at Moira Station including the dig-out of the track between the platforms and the renewal of the Moira level crossing.

“The works form part of an overall essential track ballast rehabilitation project between Knockmore and Lurgan.

“There will also be an extended road closure at the Station Road in Moira from 2300hrs on Wednesday 27th January 2016 through to 0600hrs Thursday 4th February 2016 as part of these works. During the extended road closure the Level Crossing at Moira Station will be closed to vehicles however the Station footbridge will continue to be open for use at all times except during the 30th and 31st January 2016, when the line closure is in operation.

“Local residents have been advised of the works and Translink would like to thank passengers for their patience.”