Muir welcomes financial package for local airports

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir has welcomed the announcement of a £5.7 million support package for Northern Ireland’s airports as the Coronavirus crisis continues. The MLA for North Down described it as an “an important intervention” to help local airports as the pandemic continues. He said: “I welcome this important intervention to ensure local Airports […]

Muir says action needs to happen quickly to save jobs affected by Flybe administration

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has said action needs to be taken quickly to save jobs affected by Flybe going into administration. Mr Muir was speaking following a rally by Flybe and Belfast City Airport Swissport staff at Parliament Buildings, before meeting representatives of workers under threat of redundancy following the airline falling into […]

Muir extremely concerned over claims of Translink viability

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has said he is extremely concerned after a senior civil servant said the viability of Translink was in jeopardy. The Department for Infrastructure’s John McGrath told the Assembly’s Infrastructure Committee while the company had managed to maintain the rail and bus network, it was “running out of options” financially. […]

Commitment to Public Transport paying off says Armstrong

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson, Strangford MLA Kellie Armstrong, has congratulated Translink on a successful first year of Glider operations across Belfast.   Kellie Armstrong commented: “Investment in modern vehicles has delivered the intended outcome with more people choosing public transport to move across Belfast. The introduction of Glider a year ago was met with opposition from […]

Bradshaw welcomes Belfast Hub approval

South Belfast Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has welcomed the passage of planning approval for the “Belfast Hub” at Great Victoria Street Station. Ms Bradshaw stated: “The so-called ‘Belfast Hub’ at Weavers Cross off Great Victoria Street promises to be a much more efficient central public transport location, and much more besides. “The proposals will help […]

Alliance representatives meet with Translink over Park and Ride

Alliance Bangor West representatives have said Translink have recognised the need to tackle the problems caused by the lack of Park and Ride capacity for Bangor commuters. An Alliance delegation including Councillor Scott Wilson and Council candidate Connie Egan met with Translink’s Service Delivery Manager David Graham to present a petition calling for action on […]

Flybmi announcement ‘more than a warning sign over Brexit’ says Armstrong

Alliance Infrastructure Spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA has said Flybmi’s announcement that it has gone into administration should be more than a warning sign over the continued ambiguity around Brexit. The airline announced on Saturday night it had ceased operating, cancelling all flights with immediate effect, citing rises in fuel and carbon costs and uncertainty over […]

Armstrong welcomes airport funding for flight

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA has welcomed UK Government funding for the City of Derry Airport, securing its direct flight to London. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling confirmed the route, which has been subsidised since May 2017, would be secure until 2021. “This route has been threatened with closure in the recent past, so it […]