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Translink News Release – Forthcoming North-West Line Closure

Please see below for your information a short news release from Translink in relation to a forthcoming line closure between Derry~Londonderry and Coleraine, running from late on Tuesday 8th October until Sunday 20th October inclusive.

This is to facilitate track and signalling work associated with the new North-West Transport Hub.

Bus substitutions will be in place throughout this period – Ulsterbus service 734 will travel between Castlerock and Coleraine Bus and Rail Centre, with Ulsterbus service 735 travelling between Coleraine and Derry~Londonderry via Limavady Bus Centre.  Customers who would normally travel to and from Bellarena should be aware that bus substitutions will serve Limavady Bus Station throughout this period and that Bellarena will not be served.  Scheduled Ulsterbus services can also be used as follows:

  • Ulsterbus service 134 – Coleraine to Limavady via Coast Road
  • Ulsterbus service 143/144 – Derry~Londonderry to Limavady
  • Ulsterbus service 234 – Derry~Londonderry to Coleraine via Mountain Road

Valid rail tickets will be accepted on rail substitution bus services and scheduled Ulsterbus services 134, 143/144 and 234 only.  Passengers travelling directly between Derry~Londonderry and Belfast can use Goldline Express Services 212, although users should note that rail tickets are not valid for use on 212 services.

All NI Railways services during this period will operate as scheduled between Great Victoria Street and Coleraine, with all services ultimately operating to and from Portrush.  All services from Monday 21st October onwards will operate as scheduled.

Further detail can also be found at www.translink.co.uk/nwhub