Belfast Rapid Transit - East Belfast

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Dear Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company,

Please detail the following:

1) The volume of Metro services between Dundonald Village and Belfast City Centre CURRENTLY in terms of buses per hour.
2) The volume of Metro/BRT services between Dundonald Village and Belfast City Centre AFTER BRT IMPLEMENTATION in terms of buses per hour.
3) The volume of Metro services between Dundonald Village and Belfast City Centre CURRENTLY in terms of seats per hour.
4) The volume of Metro/BRT services between Dundonald Village and Belfast City Centre AFTER BRT IMPLEMENTATION in terms of seats hour.
5) Will it be possible to travel directly, without change of bus, between Ballybeen and Belfast City Centre AFTER BRT IMPLEMENTATION ?
6) What will the service frequency, in buses per hour, be between Ballybeen and Belfast City Centre AFTER BRT IMPLEMENTATION ?
7) Will it be possible to travel directly, without change of bus, between Cooper's Mill and Belfast City Centre AFTER BRT IMPLEMENTATION ?
8) What will the service frequency, in buses per hour, be between Cooper's Mill and Belfast City Centre AFTER BRT IMPLEMENTATION ?
9) What will be the routings of any feeder services to the East Belfast BRT ?
10) What will be the service frequencies, in buses per hour, of any feeder services to the East Belfast BRT ?
11) What will be the the seating capacity of buses used on feeder services to the East Belfast BRT ?
12) What other changes to Metro services will be made on the implementation of the East Belfast BRT ?

Yours faithfully,

Martin Young

FOI, Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company

Dear Mr. Young,

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information dated 5 February 2016, received via our FOI Inbox.

Translink would be in a position to respond to questions 1 and 3 of your list of queries. The remainder cannot be addressed at this time due to the fact that Translink and the Department for Regional Development are still developing the operational plans for the rapid transit system.

Your request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and a fuller response in relation to the queries which Translink can address will issue within the statutory response period of 20 working days from receipt of your initial request.

Yours sincerely,

JANICE DAVIDSON
Freedom of Information Co-Ordinator
For and on behalf of Translink

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Janice Davidson, Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company

Dear Mr. Young,

 

Further to my earlier brief acknowledgement I am now in a position to
respond more fully to your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

 

As previously advised, there were only two of your specific questions on
which Translink is able to respond.

 

1) The volume of Metro services between Dundonald Village and Belfast City
Centre CURRENTLY in terms of buses per hour.

 

The following buses per hour operate from/to Dundonald from the city
centre during the core operational day.

 

·         Metro 4a/4b operating from Ballybeen and Coopers Mill
respectively combine to provide 8 buses per hour.

·         Service 19/19a operating from Dundonald Hospital and Millmount
respectively combine to provide 3 buses per hour.

·         Service 20 operating from Dundonald provides 2 buses per hour.

 

Therefore a total of 13 Metro buses per hour serve the greater Dundonald
area.

 

3) The volume of Metro services between Dundonald Village and Belfast city
centre CURRENTLY in terms of seats per hour.

 

The average number of seats per hour available from/to Dundonald from the
city centre during the core operational day is 845.

 

I trust the foregoing deals with the query which you raised.  If you are
not satisfied with this response you may request a review by writing to
the Translink Chief Human Resources & Corporate Services Officer, who has
overall responsibility for Freedom of Information and Data Protection
issues within the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company/Translink
organisation.  Correspondence should be addressed to the above-mentioned
at: Translink, 22 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7LX.

 

If we are then unable to resolve any complaint that you may have, you may
refer the matter to the Information Commissioner who will make an
independent judgement.  The address of the Information Commissioner is:
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.  The address of
the Information Commissioner’s Office for Northern Ireland is: 3rd floor,
14 Cromac Place, Gasworks, Belfast, BT7 2JB.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Janice Davidson

FOI Co-ordinator

For and on behalf of Translink

 

 

Journeys and more at www.translink.co.uk

 

 

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Translink is a trading name used by any one or more of the companies under
the ultimate ownership of the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company
(NITHC). The Group comprises NITHC as parent company which owns Citybus
Limited (which also trades as “Metro”) (NI009039) Flexibus Limited
(NI006724) Ulsterbus Limited (NI006725), Translink (NI) Limited (NI006673)
and NIR Networks Limited (NI017638) - each of which is registered in
Northern Ireland and has its registered office at 3 Milewater Road,
Belfast BT3 9BG; Northern Ireland Railways Company Limited (NI006929)
which is registered in Northern Ireland and has its registered office at
22 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7LX; and NIR Operations Limited
(NI021091) which is registered in Northern Ireland and has its registered
office at Central Station, 47 East Bridge Street, Belfast BT1 3NR.

 

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