Transport Minister Danny Kennedy with Translink Project Manager James Macauley and Graeme Pollock, McLaughlin & Harvey at the official opening of Moira Train Station’s new pedestrian footbridge
Transport Minister Danny Kennedy has opened a new pedestrian footbridge at Moira Train Station. The project, funded by the Department for Regional Development, represents an investment of almost £400,000 and will provide enhanced safety and convenience for everyone using the station.
Danny Kennedy said: “The construction project will provide increased levels of safety and convenience for passengers and I commend Translink, McLaughlin & Harvey and their steelwork sub-contractor Fabrite for completing the scheme on schedule and on budget.
“I am confident that that the improvements will be warmly welcome by everyone using Moira Station.”
The footbridge is situated at the southern end of the platforms, adjacent to the level crossing, and customers can now safely cross the rail tracks when barriers are down in order to catch their train.
Moira Councillor Alexander Redpath commented on the announcement saying:
“This is a very welcome announcement which should improve passenger safety for everyone using Moira Station. No longer will people be tempted to jump the barrier in an attempt to get their train. This new footbridge offers a safe alternative which will be a huge boon for passengers.
I am particularly pleased that part of the contract for these works went to a Lisburn contractor. I was fortunate enough to see a video prepared by Translink showing the construction of the pre-fabricated bridge. This was a very impressive sight and is a recommendation for Lisburn manufacturing.
I would like to thank Danny Kennedy for his ongoing support for public transport in Lisburn which includes the potential construction of a new station in Knockmore.”