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 […]

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 […]