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Snowdrop Strolls

Thursday 1st February
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission Members Free

Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission Members Free

Path Edging and Bird Count

Saturday 3rd February
Comber Greenway
Free

Pond Improvement

Sunday 4th February
Rea’s Wood Antrim
Free

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Rethinking Engagement – A Dialogue Approach

Wednesday 7th February
Holywell Diversecity Community Partnership Building, 10–12 Bishop St, Derry

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NI Science Festival 2018

Thursday 15th February
Various, see website for details
See website for details

Brexit, Climate and Energy Policy

Thursday 15th February
Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Free

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Nest Fest

Saturday 17th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Woodland walk at Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road

Saturday 17th February
Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road
Free

Scrub Clearance

Sunday 18th February
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
Free

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Priorities for Transport Infrastructure in Northern Ireland

Tuesday 20th February
Radisson Blu Hotel, The Gasworks, 3 Cromac P lace, Ormeau Road, Belfast
See website for details

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Shifting Shores Wave 2 seminar

Thursday 22nd February
Olympic Suite, Titanic Belfast

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Grassroots Social Event in Belfast

Saturday 24th February
TBC
Free

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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…