Urban Transport Group assesses transport developments in Belfast

Translink has welcomed a visit by fellow members of the Urban Transport Group to Belfast in order to learn more about some of the key investments in the city’s transport network, including the £90million Glider project.

UTG delegates tried out the Glider before paying a visit to the £20million Milewater Service Centre, which was supported by the European Regional Development Fund through the Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme for Northern Ireland 2014-2020. The service centre is the main base for the Glider fleet, as well as a new depot for Translink’s engineering and projects teams. They were also briefed on the recent planning approval for the Belfast Transport Hub, which has the potential to transform travel in Northern Ireland.

‘‘It is good to work with those facing similar challenges and opportunities in other parts of the UK, supporting best practice and collaboration in delivering sustainable cities,” says Robin Totten, Translink senior programme manager. ‘‘Translink, which has recently joined UTG as an associate member, runs approximately 12,500 services per day across Northern Ireland, transporting in the region of 1.5 million passengers every week. As the main public transport provider in Northern Ireland, we bring a new perspective on the work of UTG. 

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