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Posted by Belfast Telegraph on Friday, August 17, 2018

Belfast's drivers have expressed their fury as a new glider route in Belfast's Titanic area causes massive delays.

Drivers have experienced long tailbacks in the Queen's Road/Sydenham Road area following the introduction of a new road layout to accommodate Belfast's new Glider system.

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The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) said it will revise traffic light timings in an attempt to tackle the issue and will continue to monitor the situation.

Translink apologised on Thursday after buses had to take an alternative route due to the delays.

A number of motorists contacted the Belfast Telegraph to express their anger at the delays.

Michael Willis wrote to DfI to discuss "huge traffic congestion for all road users in the harbour estate".

"The impact study of the glider lane introduction obviously did not realise the huge impact on travel times, not to mention increased pollution levels.

"What are the plans to deal with this unworkable situation? Is there a working group to deal with this issue?," he wrote

"September will only bring increased traffic and further misery for all road users, so I’m hoping something will be put in place in the very near future."

Donal McKinney said that it was clear that "something isn't right with our new transport system across the city".

"I took an inordinate amount of time to get into the city centre yesterday evening," he said.

"I couldn't understand the delay but when I managed to get around the corner the answer was obvious, a new empty bus lane was forcing three lines of traffic into one lane." 

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