New North West Transport Hub opens
About the project:
The North-West Transport Hub is located at the former Waterside Train Station, a Grade B-listed building which served as one of the city’s main stations for a century before closing in 1980.
The old Victorian train station has been completely refurbished and brought back into use for the first time in decades.
The building has been restored and repurposed for use as a 21st Century transport facility, and is intended to act as a gateway to the North-West region, as well as promoting active and sustainable travel, bringing together a wide range of transport modes and providing enhanced customer and staff facilities.
Translink say the hub creates a 21st Century transport centre which it is hoped will encourage commuters to shift to public transport.
The hub will improve co-ordination between rail and local and cross-border bus services and provide a greenway link to the city centre via the Peace Bridge, Translink added.
It has been funded by the European Union's Interreg programme and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
Derry and Strabane District Council, the Department for Infrastructure and the Department for Transport, Tourism and Sport in the Republic of Ireland provided additional funding to the project.
The next phase of works, including the park and ride site, enhanced public realm and bus turning circle, will complete during the summer of 2020, which will mark the completion of the project.