Developing the new Belfast Rapid Transit system
Posted: 26 May 2016 | Ciarán de Búrca - Director of Transport Projects Division, NI Department for Infrastructure | No comments yet
Ahead of his article in Intelligent Transport Issue 3, Ciarán de Búrca – Director of Transport Projects Division in Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure gives a quick outline of his article on the Department’s Belfast Rapid Transit project.
Ahead of his article in Intelligent Transport Issue 3, Ciarán de Búrca – Director of Transport Projects Division in Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure – gives a quick outline of his article on the Department’s Belfast Rapid Transit project.
Belfast Rapid Transit – Article Summary
Belfast Rapid Transit (BRT) is an innovative and ambitious project for the Northern Ireland Department for Infrastructure, which plans to create a new and dynamic public transport system connecting the east and west of the city and the new Titanic Quarter through the city centre.
The overall aim of the BRT project is to provide a modern, safe, efficient and high quality public transport service which promotes modal shift from the private car to public transport and supports the sustainable economic growth of Belfast.
Ciarán’s article will highlight the complexity of the BRT project, the project interdependencies, the characteristics of the BRT system and the challenges and opportunities which its implementation presents. He will also outline the Department’s aspirations for BRT and the plans for future extensions to cover other parts of the city.
BRT is scheduled to become operational in September 2018.
Read more about developing the new Belfast Rapid Transit system in Intelligent Transport Issue 3 2016 (published in June) by clicking here to sign-up and receive your free print or online subscription.