Night time work at old SERC site

The platform at Knockmore Halt, Lisburn. US1327-533cd
The platform at Knockmore Halt, Lisburn. US1327-533cd

Knockmore residents have been issued with letters and a helpline to contact should they have any concerns over Translink NI Railway’s night time work at the old SERC site which will take place over the next four months.

The work is part of the overall Knockmore to Lurgan Track Ballast Rehabilitation project.

The work will create a temporary storage facility for materials and plant to be used as part of the project and serve as an access point to the railway.

For night-time working, plant, machinery and personnel will access the tracks from this location, 11pm-6am, Sunday to Friday.

In addition to this, materials will occasionally be delivered to the site between 8am and 4.30pm during Monday to Friday.

The works form part of the overall Knockmore to Lurgan Track Ballast Rehabilitation Project which has been ongoing since September 2015 and includes the replacement of a number of sleepers, demolition of the redundant platform at the Maze Railway Halt, the refurbishment of Moira Level Crossing and improvements to track drainage in a limited number of areas along the route between Knockmore and Lurgan. The works will ensure the safety of the rail network is maintained.

No disruption is expected to passengers however Translink has warned that some weekend closures may be required later in the project.

Local residents have been issued with letters and a helpline to contact should they have any concerns.

Translink would like to thank local residents for their patience whilst these essential works are undertaken.

For more information call Translink on 0289066630.