Belfast’s motorway bus lane coverage grows to 13 miles

Belfast’s motorway bus lane coverage grows to 13 miles

Rhodri Clark

Two new sections of motorway bus lane opened in Belfast this week, offering predicted peak time journey time savings of up to 15 minutes for passengers compared... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Fire at Irish store car park

Emergency crews were called to a fire in a multi-storey car park in the Irish city of Waterford last month. Shoppers at an Aldi supermarket beneath the car park were forced to evacuate the shop when the blaze broke out at around 5pm on 5 February. No one was injured in the fire. A Garda... continue

10 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Glider reaches 2028 target in first months

Patronage on Belfast’s Glider bus service, launched last September, has already reached the level that was expected in 2028. The operation, featuring articulated buses and new bus lanes, runs from the Dundonald park-and-ride site, in the east, to the city centre and on to Colin and Dunmurry... continue

1 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News
Belfast Harbour gets new MSCP

Belfast Harbour gets new MSCP

NCP is the operator of Belfast Harbour’s new 900-space car park, which opened on 21 January. The £20m... continue

2 Feb 2019Parking Review News
APCOA collects toys for kids hospice

APCOA collects toys for kids hospice

APCOA Parking staff supported an Irish children’s hospice by collecting toys. The 2018 Christmas Toy Appeal in aid of the LauraLynn... continue

1 Feb 2019Parking Review News
23 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

Disabled parking space fines issued in Northern Ireland pass £1.4m mark

Motorists in Northern Ireland have been fined £1.4m in the past three years for abusing in disabled bays. More than 16,000 penalty charge notices (PCNs) were issued to motorists who used the bays without displaying a Blue Badge. The figures were supplied to BBC News NI by the Department for... continue

7 Jan 2019Parking Review News

Consumer Council overturns £40,000 of NI private penalties

Northern Ireland's consumer protection body overturned £40,000 worth of fines issued by private parking companies last year. The Consumer Council, an independent body tasked with helping consumers across a range of sectors in Northern Ireland, said the challenges relate to 333 tickets in the... continue

3 Jan 2019Parking Review News

Eogan joins Momentum in Dublin

Consultant Momentum Transport has strengthened its Dublin operation with the appointment of Deirdre Eogan as principal consultant within its transport planning division.... continue

17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today People
Belfast university first to get EU cycle friendly employer status

Belfast university first to get EU cycle friendly employer status

Patrick McDonnell

Belfast’s Queen’s University has become the first... continue

20 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Greenlight for Kerb trials in Belfast and Dublin

Greenlight for Kerb trials in Belfast and Dublin

Dublin City Council and Belfast City Council are seeking smart, low-cost solutions to optimise freight and cargo deliveries in urban centres in order to reduce the number of goods vehicles... continue

3 Nov 2018Parking Review Products & Services
A fifth of Dubliners would give up their cars, ITF finds

A fifth of Dubliners would give up their cars, ITF finds

Deniz Huseyin

If 20% of private car trips were replaced with shared... continue

26 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
26 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News
Belfast’s bus rapid transit up and running

Belfast’s bus rapid transit up and running

Belfast’s £90m bus rapid transit project – Glider – has been fully launched with the introduction of new articulated vehicles last week.... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News
14 Jun 2018Parking Review News

TfN’s plan won’t help urban areas – council

Transport for the North (TfN) must not try to redirect funding from urban to inter-urban transport improvements, a council has said.  Responding to TfN’s draft strategic transport plan, Gateshead Council in Tyne and Wear says the document’s emphasis on improving inter-city links... continue

11 May 2018Local Transport Today News

Carlisle-London air service

Regular passenger flights will commence in June between Carlisle Lake District Airport and  London Southend, Belfast and Dublin. The airport, located six miles east of Carlisle, is owned by Stobart Group. Flights will be provided by Scottish operator Loganair.... continue

27 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Clean air concessions

With the passing of local elections next Thursday, we’ll likely start to hear more again about how councils are planning to meet their legal obligations on nitrogen dioxide concentrations. The authorities identified by the Government last summer as needing to prepare action plans had until... continue

27 Apr 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Northern Ireland dualling awarded

Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructurehas awarded the contract to dual a 16-mile section of the A6 Londonderry-Belfast road between Drumahoe and Dungiven to Sacyr, Wills Bros and Somague. The £220m project is expected to take four years to complete.  ... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

APCOA wins Irish rail parking contract

Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail has appointed APCOA Parking Ireland to operate 67 paid car parks, including Rosslare Europort. The contract is for three years with a possible extension of a further two years. It covers car park management, pay & display machines, roll-out of the APCOA... continue

13 Apr 2018Parking Review News
ParkCloud boosts ancillary services offer at Belfast International Airport

ParkCloud boosts ancillary services offer at Belfast International Airport

Mark Moran

Online parking reservation provider ParkCloud has strengthened its... continue

30 Mar 2018Parking Review News

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