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Trains facing disruption in line upgrade

By Staff Reporter

A number of train services are to be replaced by buses when work gets under way on the railway line between Knockmore and Lurgan later this month.

The £25m project will see a total of 21 miles of track repaired, with the work starting on February 14 and involving three miles of twin track between Lisburn and Moira.

The work will allow trains to operate at up to 90mph on certain stretches.

While the repairs will be carried out at night, the last train from Tuesday to Saturday will be replaced with bus substitutions.

The affected services are the 11.32pm from Lisburn to Portadown, and the 10.35pm from Portadown to Lisburn.

Translink said: "The 8.50pm Dublin Connolly to Belfast Central Enterprise train departing Portadown at 10.28pm will stop additionally in Lurgan and Lisburn between Tuesday and Saturday nights to facilitate customers, with bus substitutions between Moira and Lisburn."

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