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.