Shunted: Belfast train station no longer 'Central'
Belfast Central Station is to get a makeover and will be renamed "Lanyon Place" from September, Translink has revealed.
The transport operator said the name change is to reflect the transformation of the station's surrounding area into a major hub of activity.
The station is also set for a facelift, with the frontage to be replaced and enhancements made to the ticketing area, retail offerings as well as the installation of a new bike dock.
Last year more than 2.6m passengers used the station.
Chris Conway, Translink Group Chief Executive, said: “The Lanyon Place area has become a major hub of activity, with the ‘Lanyon’ name being adopted by a range of neighbouring businesses, alongside Belfast City Council’s exciting plans for the Lanyon Tunnels.
“We consulted with a range of local stakeholders regarding this name change, and Lanyon Place made sense in order to provide more clarity on where the station is geographically located within the city.
"We plan to phase the new name in over the coming months, with the official name change introduced from September when the works are due to be completed.
“This will also coincide with the introduction of the new Glider service, which will stop in Lanyon Place ensuring greater access, integration and connectivity for passengers.
‘‘We will be working closely with local contractor, Cleary’s, to deliver this important project.
"The station will be completely accessible throughout the works and every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum during this time. We would ask for the patience and support of our customers as we carry out this improvement work’’
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