Rail service bus substitution

TRANSLINK NI Railways has advised passengers that a bus substitution service will operate between Belfast Central and Larne Harbour on Sunday, May 12 and May 26 due to platform extension works taking place on the Larne Line.

The extension works will take place until early June 2013. The works at Greenisland are planned to be completed by the end of April, at Trooperslane by early May, then at Clipperstown in early June.

The work is part of an overall platform extension project across the rail network in order to accommodate the longer trains.

Translink NI Railways project manager, Anthony Stove said: “To facilitate the platform works, Sunday closures are needed on the Larne Line on May 12 and May 26. We have been working with the Roads Service to ensure that these Sunday rail line closures do not coincide with road closures in the area as a result of the A2 roadworks.”

He added: “We are contacting local residents directly to alert them to the work, including some night time works and would ask for their patience and support as we work to improve rail services.”

For further information contact Translink on 9066 6630.