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Glider drives Northern Ireland public transport growth

Light Rail

Rhodri Clark
27 September 2019
Passenger journeys are up 7.1 per cent across Belfast routes
Passenger journeys are up 7.1 per cent across Belfast routes

 

Investment in new vehicles and bus lanes for Belfast’s Glider service helped Translink hit a 20-year high in passenger journeys last year.

Across Belfast’s Metro-branded bus services, passenger journeys increased by 7.1 per cent in 2018/19. Much of the growth can be attributed to the 30 articulated hybrid Glider buses introduced in September 2018. However, the lengthy bus lanes installed for Glider also benefit other bus services, including Ulsterbus routes into the city from...

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