Providing a “real sense of place”, the new £5.6m Portrush Train Station is a modern “gateway” for Portrush – a seaside town in County Antrim, roughly 67 miles from Belfast. Completed in anticipation of the 148th Open golf major, the contemporary station now includes three upgraded platforms, and the extension of the permanent way for Platforms 1 and 2. Importantly, it can now accommodate six-car train sets which has significantly increased its capacity.
Our phased construction programme featured the construction of a steel framed station building and the installation of a range of modern facilities, notably a fully equipped wet room - the first of its kind for a Translink station in NI. Enhanced passenger information systems/signage and increased cycle storage, to encourage active travel, are additional elements of this transformative project.
Beginning in May 2018, we introduced a multi-phased construction programme, and erected a temporary station building, which ensured that the pre-existing passenger and rail services remained fully operational and functional throughout the duration of the project.
Among the core elements of the scheme were the construction of a new steel framed station building, the upgrading of three platforms and the extension of the permanent way for Platforms 1 and 2. Boundary works, environmental improvements, M&E, cladding, internal fit-out, landscaping and the general installation of modern facilities, including a new Public Address System, a Passenger Information System and corporate signage, were further aspects of the redevelopment.
Demonstrating the high standard of finish, no bolted connections are visible on the structural steelwork.
The new station building, which was designed and constructed to ensure high-quality disabled access, includes a fully equipped wet room, with an adult-sized changing table, toilet and showering facilities, and a hoist. This 4 x 2.5m area is the first of its kind for a Translink station in Northern Ireland
"Portrush Train Station provides a real sense of ‘place’ for the town and is a great gateway for the world to come and see what Portrush has to offer."