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Belfast Glider service celebrates its first birthday

Jumping on the Glider at the Beechmount stop in west
Belfast on the first birthday of the transport service were Stephanie and Liam Walsh
Jumping on the Glider at the Beechmount stop in west Belfast on the first birthday of the transport service were Stephanie and Liam Walsh

By Staff Reporter

Translink's Glider celebrated its first anniversary yesterday.

More than two million additional Glider passenger journeys were made in comparison to previous bus journeys on the route - an increase of over 30%.

Following a £90 million investment funded by the Department for Infrastructure, Glider is Translink's first direct cross-city service connecting east and west Belfast linking into Titanic Quarter via the city centre.

Translink's Chris Conway thanked customers, staff and the local community for making Glider a "success story".

He said: "Glider has transformed public transport in Belfast and there's been a fantastic public response to the service over the past year. It has really been embraced by people across the city."

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