Preliminary Works Ahead of Belfast Transport Hub

Translink will shortly be undertaking a series of essential works across south and west Belfast ahead of work on the Belfast Transport Hub.

The works will investigate below-ground conditions in advance of essential work associated with the new facility getting underway.

The Belfast Transport Hub, which recently obtained planning approval and has seen the announcement of the contractor to carry out essential early engineering works, is a multi-million-pound transport led regeneration project, a key component of the draft Programme for Government which will be a key driver of economic growth and prosperity in Belfast and across Northern Ireland, as well as a catalyst for regeneration in the local area and encouraging a modal shift in public transport habits. 

Ground investigation will be undertaken using trenches and boreholes as essential component of the works – every effort will be made at all times to keep disruption to a minimum throughout these works, although some noise is likely.  A two-metre high sound barrier will be erected round work sites, in line with construction best practice.

Works will be undertaken as follows:

  • Dunmurry – adjacent to Meeting House Lane level crossing – Saturday 16th November
  • Dunmurry – adjacent to Makro – Saturday 16th November
  • Finaghy – between the M1 bridge and Finaghy Halt – Sunday 17th November
  • Belfast – City Hospital Halt adjacent to Donegall Road bridge – Monday 18th November
  • Balmoral – adjacent to Malone College – Tuesday 19th November
  • Belfast – Central Junction, adjacent to Roosevelt Rise – Wednesday 20th November
  • Belfast – Westlink Junction, adjacent to Blythefield Primary School – Thursday 21st November
  • Belfast – adjacent to Bentham Drive overbridge to Arellian Nursery School – Friday 22nd November
  • Balmoral – adjacent to Musgrave Park Court – Saturday 23rd November
  • Balmoral – adjacent to Balmoral Cemetery – Saturday 23rd November 

Works will be undertaken during the following times:

  • Saturday night – 23:55 – Sunday morning 08:00
  • Sunday night – 23:55 – Monday morning 05:00
  • Monday-Friday 23:55 – 05:00

Sunday 24th and Monday 25th November have been reserved for contingency purposes, if works are not completed within the scheduled timeframes.  Trench works will be undertaken separately using only hand tools during the period Friday 15th – Sunday 24th November.

There will be no planned disruption to NI Railways services as a result of this work.

Every effort will be made at all times to minimise disruption.  All staff and contractors will be briefed on the importance of working responsibly with the local community; we expect staff to be polite, considerate and courteous at all times.  Anyone with any concerns around these works can contact Babcock control on a 24/7 basis on 020 8629 5060. 

Translink is grateful for the support and patience of the local community as we work to advance this major project, helping to make public transport everyone’s ‘first choice for travel.’