Londonderry Waterside bought by Translink as part of £26m ‘hub’ plan

PLANS to redevelop the former Waterside station in Derry/Londonderry as a new £26million transport hub have been boosted by the acquisition of the site by Northern Ireland Railways’ parent company Translink.

An artist’s impression of how the new North-West Multimodal Transport Hub, based at the former Londonderry Waterside station, will look. TRANSLINK

The 1873-built Grade II-listed structure, together with a 0.7 plot of land, have been bought to be incorporated into the new facility, which will include park-and-ride facilities and improved public transport to the city centre.

The new facility is being marketed as the North-West Multimodal Transport Hub, with the deadline for feedback on a public consultation expected to close on January 20.

The project is being spearheaded by Translink in conjunction with Derry City & Strabane District Council, and is currently at the design and planning stage.

It is hoped that reconstruction will begin in mid-2018, with completion by 2020.

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