Statement on bus lanes in the Belfast Harbour Estate

Date published: 21 August 2018

Improved bus priority measures are critical to the delivery of the new Glider service in the Harbour Estate. As the increased traffic delays currently being experienced would also affect the operation of the Glider service, it has been decided to amend the bus priority measures in the area.

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These changes involve suspending the city-bound bus lane on Sydenham Road opposite the SSE arena from today and introducing, in the coming days, an additional section of city-bound bus lane on Queen's Road, north of the junction at the Titanic building.

In addition, the Department and Belfast Harbour will continue to work with partners in Titanic Quarter over the coming months to introduce new measures which will enable the Sydenham Road bus lane to be reintroduced. Translink will also be engaging with local businesses to encourage greater use of public transport and of walking and cycling where appropriate. 

At peak times, the road network in Titanic Quarter is at full capacity or over capacity. With the potential for new development, the number of cars on our roads is likely to continue to grow and public transport and active travel are a key part of the solution to the problems that gives rise to.

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