The Bus Lanes (Albertbridge Road, Belfast - between Castlereagh Street and Newtownards Road) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

Consultation opened on 21 September 2016. Closing date 14 October 2016.


The Department for Infrastructure proposes to make an Order entitled The Bus Lanes (Albertbridge Road, Belfast - between Castlereagh Street and Newtownards Road) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016.


Consultation description

The Order will provide with-flow bus lanes in which only buses, cycles, motor cycles, permitted taxis (as defined below) and certain specified vehicles are permitted during the hours 7.30 am to 9.30 am and 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm, Monday to Friday inclusive on the following lengths of road -

The northern side of the country bound carriageway of Albertbridge Road from—

  • a point 23 metres west of Cluan Place to a point 3 metres west of Paulett Avenue.
  • a point 98 metres east of Stonyford Street to a point 186 metres east of Stonyford Street.

The southern side of the city bound carriageway of Albertbridge Road from—

  • a point 12 metres east of Skipton Street to a point 53 metres west of Lord Street.
  • a point 17 metres west of Frank Street to a point 28 metres west of Stormount Lane.

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 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 4th 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.

The Order will also restrict waiting by buses, cycles, motor cycles and permitted taxis using the bus lanes and revoke existing lengths of bus lane on Albertbridge Road.

Inspecting the Order

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:

TransportNI Eastern Division
4 Hospital Road

Making an objection

Any person may object or make other representations, specifying the grounds on which they are made, by writing to TransportNI at the address above or by emailing before 14 October 2016.

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