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Progress for public transport as York Street Train Station transformation continues

CGI showing how the new York Gate train station will look.

CGI showing how the new York Gate train station will look.


Belfast Lord Mayor, Councillor Ryan Murphy gave his support for Translink’s latest major project when he attended a site meeting at the new high quality, sustainable train station at York Street in the north of the city, as the construction progresses at pace. 

 

Joined by Translink Director of Infrastructure and Projects, John Glass, along with members of the project team, the Lord Mayor was given an update on the progress made since construction started in November 2022.



The exciting regeneration project represents a vital investment by the Department for Infrastructure in the redevelopment and transformation of the current train station facilities.


Translink Director of Infrastructure John Glass showing Belfast Lord Mayor Councillor Ryan Murphy the foundations and recently installed steel infrastructure at the site of the new York Street Station, along with GRAHAM’s John Deery and Translink’s Robert Andrews.

Translink Director of Infrastructure John Glass showing Belfast Lord Mayor Councillor Ryan Murphy the foundations and recently installed steel infrastructure at the site of the new York Street Station, along with GRAHAM’s John Deery and Translink’s Robert Andrews.

Construction of the new station contouring at pace

“It’s great to hear how work is developing well on the new York Street station, which will make a huge difference to this part of the city when it opens in 2024,” said Councillor Murphy.


“Once completed, this station will become a major gateway for the increasing numbers of people travelling to and from this area, complementing the recent redevelopment of the Ulster University campus, as well as ongoing work at City Quays and exciting projects underway at nearby Sailortown.



“Our Bolder Vision strategy for Belfast is all about making it easier for students, workers and visitors to get around the city and encouraging them to use public transport and active travel options, instead of the car, and the provision of this high quality, accessible facility will go a long way towards achieving that goal.”


CGI showing how the new York Gate train station will look.

CGI showing how the new York Gate train station will look.


John Glass, Translink Director of Infrastructure and Projects said:


“We welcomed this opportunity  to showcase the latest developments on this important scheme which is set to improve connectivity for everyone in North Belfast and beyond. We are committed to transforming how people travel, encouraging more active travel and creating a greener and cleaner city and region for everyone.

 

“The steel infrastructure has started to take shape, with activities increasing each day to further progress this important strategic project.

 


“The new station will deliver modern, accessible facilities for passengers, with better links to walking and cycling, and increased access to cycle parking and local cycle networks. Externally the area will also be transformed with high quality landscaping and a new public realm area.


“We’ve been engaging with the local community throughout the development as it progresses and look forward welcoming them when the new station opens.”


Site plan for the new York Gate train station.

Site plan for the new York Gate train station.


GRAHAM’s have been appointed to deliver the project across a multi-phase programme.

 

The current Yorkgate Station facilities remain operational during the construction of the new York Street Station, project completion is expect in late 2024.

 

For more information on the project please visit www.translink.co.uk/Yorkstreetstation

 


York Street Station Redevelopment will include;


• A new train station building with fully accessible high-quality customer and staff facilities

• New public facilities including retail space, toilets, waiting areas and a Changing Places facility

• Cycle parking and connections to existing cycle infrastructure, with consideration to any potential future cycle infrastructure developments in the area.

• A new passenger footbridge between platforms

• Increased platform width to both passenger platforms to aid passenger congestion at peak times

• New canopies to platforms with increased cover to passenger waiting areas

• New high-quality public realm space creating an ambient and attractive public space

• Translink will be developing a new high quality landscape plan for the new station, which will include replanting of new trees, hedges, and shrubbery.


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