Translink is the brand name of three companies which operate scheduled bus and rail services in Northern Ireland, including cross-border and cross-channel links
The operations of Metro, NI Railways and Ulsterbus are managed by a single integrated Executive Team.
On 29th November 2017 Translink announced £4.9 million of Goldline investment in its northwest services.
The former Waterside Station site was later confirmed as the location for a new northwest multimodal transport hub. Proposals include restoration and refurbishment of the former listed Waterside Railway Station, new platforms, an enhanced Park&Ride, demolition of the current train station as well as track, signalling and telecoms works.
Translink has invested over £55 million in North West bus and rail transport improvements in recent years. Translink also completed a Derry to Londonderry railway line upgrade and introduced an hourly rail timetable earlier this year.
New Portrush Train Station
The train station development is part of the Portrush Regeneration Programme which aims to enhance the image of the surrounding area and help regenerate the local town. This is an exciting new development for the town which will provide modern facilities to cater for growing passenger numbers and contribute to the overall regeneration of the town. The new station is due to be completed Spring 2019 ahead of the Open Golf Championship in 2019. Benefits include enhanced Station frontage onto Eglinton Street and modern, comfortable, passenger facilities for growing passenger numbers. Along with the improved passenger facilities, there will be modern passenger information and extended canopy coverage to platforms for a better waiting environment.
Belfast Transport Hub is a transport-led regeneration project, planned for the 22-acre site currently occupied by the Europa Buscentre and Great Victoria Street train station.
A visionary station masterplan is being established for Belfast Transport Hub and the surrounding Weavers Cross neighbourhood, which will act as a key enabler of wider regeneration by connecting people and opportunities through infrastructure delivering a key outcome within the programme for government.