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Editor's Viewpoint: Glider leading the way in public transport success

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

Editor's Viewpoint

The success of the Glider bus service linking west and east Belfast has been remarkable in its first year of operation with a 30% increase in passenger journeys. That proves that quality, reliable, speedy and comfortable public transport will woo more people out of their cars on the daily city commute.

It has come at a price - £90m - but its effectiveness cannot be denied. Plans for a north-south service in the city have yet to reach the drawing board and more investment is needed in transport links away from the main arterial routes if public transport is to reach its full potential. However, the Glider has signposted the way in a very positive manner.

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