07/08/2015

New East Belfast Bus Lanes Opened

New bus lanes have been opened in east Belfast as part of the Belfast Rapid Transit (BRT) scheme.

The new bus lanes, located between Sandown Road and Knock Road, will be introduced on 10 August. They will operate, city-bound and country-bound, during peak hours only from 7:30am to 9:30am and from 3:30pm to 6:30pm, Monday to Friday, to provide improved reliability for existing bus services.
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A Department for Regional Development (DRD) spokesperson said: "Each new measure that supports our bus services helps to promote public transport and provide an attractive travel alternative for the public. These additional bus lanes will help to provide a more reliable service which will benefit the increasing number of bus passengers choosing to use this route."

The BRT route in East Belfast will link the city centre to the Park & Ride facility in Dundonald, via Albertbridge Road and Upper Newtownards Road.

DRD would ask drivers to take extra care when travelling on this stretch of the Upper Newtownards Road until they are familiar with the new arrangements.

(MH)

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