Armstrong says Alliance will continue to hold airport to account

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA has said her party will continue to hold Belfast International Airport to account over recent problems with the length of security queues there. Ms Armstrong was speaking after a meeting with management at the airport, alongside her colleagues Stewart Dickson MLA and John Blair MLA, who arranged the meeting […]

Armstrong welcomes Translink investment

The Alliance Party’s Infrastructure spokesperson Kellie Armstrong has welcomed the latest round of investment in Translink, after the company announced a new deal with Spanish rail manufacturer CAF, securing a number of new train carriages. She said: “In this, the year of infrastructure, it is fantastic to see more positive publicity for Translink, especially if […]

New petition tackles parking problems in Bangor West

Local Alliance Party activists have unveiled a campaign set to target the on-going problem of parking in and around Bangor West Train Station. Councillor Scott Wilson and local representative Connie Egan – who have both been revealed as Alliance candidates for the Bangor West area in next May’s Local Government election – have said the […]

Armstrong welcomes more bus provision

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA has welcomed news more buses are to be provided to meet increased passenger demand for public transport. Translink will add a new Urby express service from Dundonald Park and Ride, beginning on Monday (October 22). The service to the city centre will depart at 7.20am, 7.45am, 8.20am and 8.45am, […]

Blair disappointed by Norwegian Air decision

Alliance South Antrim MLA John Blair has said he is disappointed after Norwegian Air confirmed it was pulling its transatlantic routes from Belfast International Airport.The airline, who launched the flights to New York and Boston last year, said they would not be continuing following a review of its services. The last flight is now due […]

Armstrong says taxis in bus lanes decision inevitable with no Minister

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA has said the decision to defer an experimental scheme allowing private hire taxis in bus lanes was inevitable in the absence of a Minister. Ms Armstrong was speaking after the Department for Infrastructure confirmed it could not take the decision to go ahead with the scheme, saying it would […]

Armstrong welcomes new buses but disappointed on lack of progress for park and ride

Alliance Strangford MLA Kellie Armstrong has welcomed the introduction of new high-tech buses between Newtownards and Belfast but added she is disappointed there has been no progress on a park and ride for the town. Ms Armstrong was speaking after Translink announced eight new vehicles – known as Urby – with a range of features […]