Belfast Transport Hub

Belfast Transport Hub

Bus, Rail, Cycle and Road

Improved resources for every transport option

The new station will be the focal point of the Belfast Transport Hub project. It will include a number of significant improvements designed to enhance all transport options, including an integrated bus and rail concourse able to accommodate increased passenger growth.

Other enhancements to the station facility and surrounding area will include:

  • Spacious, comfortable passenger seating waiting areas
  • Changing Places facility to include-
    • provision for disability access
    • baby change rooms
  • Electronic ticket vending machines
  • Enhanced public realm and widening of footways for greater levels of pedestrian priority
  • Step free access to and from the station to cater for pedestrians with restricted mobility and visual impairment
  • Introduction of new signalised pedestrian crossing points

Improvements by transport sector

Coach/Bus

More coach/bus bays will be available in order to cope with the increase in passenger levels. This will also allow for greater flexibility in timetabling and for services to be distributed more broadly across the network.

  • New stands (currently 18 increasing to 26)
  • The new Phase 1 of the Glider system is also within close proximity to the new Belfast Transport Hub/ Weavers Cross Development
  • Links to main airports in Northern Ireland and Ireland

Rail

The Belfast Transport Hub will see an increase in the number of platforms. Enhanced railway infrastructure includes:

  • Four new platforms, creating more capacity for all internal and cross-border services
  • The enhanced network will give better network resilience to the operation of the new station
  • The Enterprise will relocate from the current Central Station to the new Belfast Transport Hub, delivering a more integrated service with local passenger bus and train services

Cycling/ Walking

Translink recognises the importance of accommodating cycling and walking as primary modes of active travel, especially within the inner city. The Belfast Transport Hub will integrate cycle provision as part of the scheme and enhance pedestrian access.

This will include:

  • Various initiatives and policies aimed at promoting cycling
  • Provision for cycle storage
  • Provision for Belfast Bike Scheme
  • Connections to the cycle network are included and further consultations are being carried out with SUSTRANS and other cycling strategy units

Private Car/Taxi

The Belfast Transport Hub will provide dedicated pick-up and set-down points, allowing passengers structured, accessible and well-defined provision including:

  • Park and Ride car-parking
  • Dedicated taxi pick-up/drop-off points