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Belfast rapid transit system gears up for next phase

Words: Roger Milne
G2 Glider service to be connected to Queen’s University and Belfast City Hospital / iStock-1181028557

Northern Ireland's infrastructure minister Nichola Mallon has launched a public consultation on the next phase of the Belfast Rapid Transit Project (BRT2), which aims to extend the system into and beyond north and south Belfast.

BRT2 will involve connecting the existing G2 Glider service (which currently links Belfast City Centre to Titanic Quarter) to Queen’s University and Belfast City Hospital.

Phase 2 of the project is one of several infrastructure schemes covered by the Belfast Region City Deal (BCRD. Deal partners are currently considering which projects will be prioritised within the final deal.

Mallon explained: “I want the Glider service to bring people in all parts of our city closer together and open up opportunities for all communities, not just a few.

“My department has worked closely with key stakeholders in taking forward a feasibility and options appraisal to identify the most viable north-south route options

“The purpose of the consultation is to inform the public and other stakeholders of the emerging route options for the extension and to seek their views on those routes.”

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