Weekend line closures needed for rail works

Railway line works will lead to weekend closures
Railway line works will lead to weekend closures

Rail passengers in the northwest have been told to expect more weekend line closures between Coleraine and Derry-Londonderry.

To facilitate pre-testing and commissioning activity safely on the major engineering project to complete the re-signalling works and a passing loop on the Coleraine to Derry~Londonderry, some weekend line closures between Coleraine and Derry~Londonderry stations will be needed during August and September.

The first of these closures took place last weekend and dates to bear in mind for the future are:- Sunday August 28, over the weekend of September 10 and 11 and Sunday, September 18.

Clive Bradberry, Infrastructure Executive explained, “The main phase of testing during November, when we will see a 17 day closure between Coleraine and Derry~Londonderry.

“We remain committed to developing this line for the North West region and to building on the 2 million plus passenger journeys that already travel every year. These necessary closures have been carefully planned in conjunction with local stakeholders and community to avoid key events including the Portrush Air Show and the Halloween Festival taking place in Derry~Londonderry at the end of October.

“We have arranged bus substitution services during these closure periods and passengers will also be able to travel with valid rail tickets on local scheduled bus services.”

For further information on timetables, use the journey planner at www.translink.co.uk or call 028 9066 6630.”