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Hedge Planting

Sunday 4th March
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
Free

Belfast Festival of Learning

Monday 5th March
Various, see programme for details
Free

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Woodland Management – Saintfield Estate

Sunday 18th March
Saintfield Estate, Saintfield
Free

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The Rivers Trust Spring Conference 2018

Wednesday 21st March
Iveagh House, Saint Stephen’s Green, Dublin
Free

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NI Allotment and Community Garden Forum

Saturday 24th March
MACCA Centre, Omagh

Easter Fun At Monkstown Wood

Saturday 24th March
Monkstown Wood, Newtownabbey
See website for details

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Outdoor Recreation & Your Community

Tuesday 27th March
An Creagán Centre, County Tyrone

EU Funding for Sustainable Development – Project Ideas Lab

Wednesday 28th March
Sustainable NI, Bradford Court, Upper Galwally, Belfast BT8 6RB
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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…