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May 2018 right left

 
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Community Places Free Planning Advice

Wednesday 2nd May
Community Places, 2 Downshire Place, Belfast BT2 7JQ
Free

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Dry Stone Walling

Sunday 6th May
Mourne Mountains
Free

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Belfast Roadshow on Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday 8th May
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, 3 Cromac Quay, Ormeau Gasworks, Belfast BT7 2JD
Free

Sustainable NI Carbon Management Training

Wednesday 9th May
Parliament Buildings, Belfast
See above

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An Evening Walk in Spring

Saturday 12th May
Belfast Area
Free

Guided bluebell walk at Prehen Wood

Sunday 13th May
Prehen Wood, Derry~Londonderry
Free

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Bluebell Stroll with the Ranger

Saturday 19th May
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Glenoe Geology Walk

Saturday 19th May
Glenoe Waterfall
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh – Historic Garden Restoration

Sunday 20th May
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
Free

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Carbon Management Course

Wednesday 23rd May
Inspire Business Park, Newtownards
£225 (No VAT to pay)

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Country Fair

Sunday 27th May
Florence Court
Normal Admission Members Free

Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart

Sunday 27th May
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission Members Free

Cruise the Lough

Monday 28th May
Crom
Adult £4, Child £2

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£19m for Belfast Rapid Transit 27 November 2015

Transport Minister Michelle McIlveen has announced the award of a £19million contract to supply a fleet of 30 vehicles for the new Belfast Rapid Transit (BRT) system

 

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Belgian–based company Van Hool won the contract and will be supported locally by Road Trucks Limited of Larne.

The new vehicles, known as Exqui.City, will be built over the next two and a half years, and are scheduled to come into service on the new BRT network in September 2018.

Michelle McIlveen said: “Today we see a very significant step forward in the Belfast Rapid Transit project which, as part of the Executive’s Programme for Government, is set to transform public transport in Belfast.

“The purchase of the new BRT vehicles represents a significant investment by the NI Executive in our public transport system. The sleek and modern vehicles will be specifically designed for Belfast and will mark a new era for public transport in Northern Ireland.

“I congratulate Van Hool on their successful bid in the open European procurement competition which attracted interest from manufacturers across Europe. I also want to congratulate Road Trucks Limited of Larne who will play a key role in this significant contract.”

The BRT vehicles will be 18 metre long articulated buses with a capacity of around 100 people. The tram–like buses will be a key part of the BRT system image. They will have three sets of double doors providing easier and quicker boarding and alighting, air conditioning and high quality materials for passenger comfort, CCTV for passenger safety and on–board passenger information screens, audio announcements and Wi–FI. The vehicles will utilise some of the latest hybrid technology with lower noise, vibration and pollutants.

Read more via NI Media Centre…