Essential North-West Ground Investigation Works

community news Jun 02, 2021

Translink will shortly be carrying out essential site investigation work taking place on the Coleraine to Derry~Londondery railway line, between Castlerock and Strathfoyle. These essential engineering works are required to maintain the ongoing safety of the railway and to help inform the future development of the railway network in the North-West. 

The work will be carried out on Translink’s behalf by Babcock. Works will commence on Monday 7th June, lasting approximately three weeks, and will be undertaken during night-time hours. Initial work will take place in the Castlerock area, working towards Bellarena and on towards Eglinton and Strathfoyle at the latter end of the project.  We will be working on the basis of localised worksites, which will then move along the track as each section of work completes. 

 Whilst some associated noise is likely, every effort will be made to keep this to a minimum. There will be no disruption to train services between Coleraine and Derry~Londonderry as a result of these works.

Lineside residents using User-worked crossing should remain vigilant at all times as rail mounted plant may be operational in these areas. All work will be carried out in accordance with current government and industry advice on social distancing to ensure the safety of the works team and the local community.

Should local residents have any queries or concerns in relation to this project, please contact the project team at Babcock Control on 020 8629 5060, followed by option 5 then option 1.

Translink would like to apologise for any inconvenience which may be caused and thank residents and commuters for their support while we work to improve your rail network.

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