Tag Archives: Bus Services

Department move to open Belfast bus lanes will compromise public transport in city

Unite to engage with membership on response to threat to both BRT project and City bus services Unelected Department officials appear more concerned with appeasing private taxi lobby than with defending public transport provision March 9th: Responding to reports that … Continue reading

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Private sector cherry-picking of express bus routes threatens integrity of NI public transport

Public transport facing ‘perfect storm’ of threats as Hannon Coach targets profit-making bus routes across Northern Ireland License application will undermine cross-subsidisation model sustaining Northern Ireland’s public transport system January 11th: Unite the union’s Regional Secretary, Jackie Pollock, called on … Continue reading

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Opening Belfast Rapid Transit bus lanes to taxis will undermine £90 million public transport investment

Dedicated bus routes essential to maintain regularity and uptake of BRT scheme Buses need exclusive access to BRT lane unimpeded to realise full scheme potential May 11th: Unite the union’s deputy Regional Secretary, Jackie Pollock, called on the Department of … Continue reading

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No justification for Translink management to consider another Fare Hike

Interview remarks indicating Chief Executive’s equivocal attitude to privatisation deeply concerning Translink management stall on delivery of Unite’s ‘cost-saving’ proposals, refuse to disclose findings of studies on NITHCo’s extensive property portfolio September 16th: Unite officer for Translink Davy McMurray, whose … Continue reading

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Unite condemns petrol bomb attack on bus, services to Lagmore View suspended

Drivers not prepared to continue bus services to area following apparently targeted petrol bomb attack July 11th: Michael Dornan, Unite chair for Metro drivers, has confirmed workers are refusing to provide bus services to the Lagmore View area of Belfast … Continue reading

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