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Planning permission to refurbish and re-use former Waterside Railway Station


Planning permission to refurbish former Waterside Railway Station

Members of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Planning Committee approved full planning permission for the refurbishment and re-use the existing Grade B1 listed former Waterside Railway Station.


The new station will also include accommodation including an active travel centre, passenger facilities, a café, retail space and staff facilities with office accommodation and other let-able space on the first floor. Associated infrastructure works that will include changes to track and signalling,new station platforms and canopies as well as an enhanced Park and Ride car park. The development also includes a public realm scheme with landscaping and street furniture and a new Greenway which will link into the riverside walk at Ebrington.


Welcoming the decision the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Maoliosa McHugh said the refurbishment of the Station was part of a wider project, the North West Multimodal Transport Hub scheme that aims to integrate transport facilities across the North West region, provide opportunity for active travel and modal shift and to contribute to the physical regeneration of the Waterside area of the city.


He said: “Council has been working very closely with a range of partners including the lead partner Department for Infrastructure, Translink and Donegal County Council to develop a wider multi modal transport HUB for the region that includes the re-development of the railway station in the Waterside, the development of a greenway from the HUB directly to the peace bridge, as well as improved integration of cross border public transport services. 


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