Lagan Junction Renewal

The project involved complete renewal of Lagan Junction’s switches and crossings, and replacement of 240m track including ballast and concrete sleepers with under-sleeper pads. The parapets and arch of masonry bridge UB316 were also removed prior to infilling and replaced with a new section of embankment to support the railway.

The work was taken forward during a first Christmas line closure by Translink and completed two days early, enabling the railway to reopen to passengers as scheduled on 4 January 2021.


ISSUES ENCOUNTERED

  • First Translink line closure during a Christmas / New Year period
  • Proximity of residential properties to works
  • Critical nature of infrastructure


OUR INVOLVEMENT

Comprehensive information on the timing and any disruption likely to be caused by the works was provided via a project website, a webinar and communication pamphlets to local residents.

A presentation was also delivered to Belfast City Council as well as private briefings with elected representatives for the area.

Services: Strategic Communications

Project Value: £5.7m

Details

  • Location:Lagan Junction, central Belfast (adjacent to former Sirocco site)
  • Client:Babcock Rail
  • Status: Complete
  • Type:Infrastructure
Belfast:
1 Pavilions Office Park, Kinnegar Drive, Holywood, BT18 9JQ
Dublin:
Denshaw House, 121 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Belfast:
1 Pavilions Office Park, Kinnegar Drive, Holywood, BT18 9JQ
Dublin:
Denshaw House, 121 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland