The Bus Lane (Belfast Rapid Transit, Station Street Flyover) Order (Northern Ireland) 2018

Consultation opened on 13 June 2018. Closing date 06 July 2018.


The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) proposes to make an Order entitled The Bus Lane (Belfast Rapid Transit, Station Street Flyover) Order (Northern Ireland) 2018.


Consultation description

The Order will provide for a with-flow bus lane in which only buses, cycles, motor cycles and permitted taxis (as defined below) and certain specified vehicles are permitted.

The bus lane will operate between 7.00 am and 7.00 pm Monday to Saturday inclusive on the eastern side of the city bound (southbound) carriageway of Station Street flyover, Belfast, from a point 64 metres south of the centre line of the M3 over bridge to a point 248 metres south of the centre line of the M3 over bridge, bounded on its eastern side by the eastern kerbline of Station Street flyover, and on its western side by the outer edge of a road marking in the form of a continuous longitudinal white line.

The Order will also restrict waiting by buses, cycles, motor cycles and permitted taxis.

Permitted taxi means a taxi which is either –

(i) licensed to stand or ply for hire on a road or public place and subject to the Bye-Laws made in respect of Motor Hackney Carriages standing or plying for hire made by the Council of the county Borough of Belfast on 4 June 1951 and which meets the specifications prescribed by regulation 41 of the Public Service Vehicles (Condition of Fitness, Equipment and Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995; or

(ii) licensed to operate carriage services under the road service license provision of Part II of the Transport Act (Northern Ireland) 1967.

Inspecting the proposals

Full details are contained in the draft Order which together with a map showing the road involved may be inspected free of charge during office hours within the period below at the Department's address as follows:

DfI Roads Eastern Division
Annexe 7, Block 3
Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate
Upper Newtownards Road

Making an objection

Any person may object or make other representations, specifying the grounds on which they are made, by writing to the Department at the address above or by emailing before 6 July 2018.

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