More than 110,000 potholes recorded on Northern Irish roads in 2023

Official data analysed by car insurance company suggests there were 110,023 recorded potholes on Northern Ireland roads in 2023 – an increase of 9%. A survey of drivers suggests 91% of them in Northern Ireland have issues with potholes in their area. 94% of respondents also believe not enough is being done about potholes, […]

New transport hub in Belfast topped out as it becomes island of Ireland’s largest

Translink and the Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure have joined construction partner Farrans Sacyr for a traditional ‘topping out’ ceremony of the new Belfast Grand Central Station transport hub. The Topping out was marked with a ceremonial tightening of the last bolt in the highest point of the steel structure of the iconic new station.  […]

Weev adds four charging stations in Belfast

Northern Irish EV infrastructure company Weev has partnered with Park Centre, a retail and leisure facility in Belfast, to provide four new public charging stations. The new chargers form part of the company’s £20 million investment in a new public EV charging network, which will see 1,500 new charging points installed over 350 locations across […]

Northern Ireland’s first driverless shuttle to be introduced at Belfast Harbour

One of the first fully driverless transport systems anywhere in the UK is to be launched in Belfast next year as part of an innovative project led by Belfast Harbour with funding from Innovate UK. The ‘Harlander’ project will establish an automated passenger shuttle service, providing last mile connectivity in the Harbour Estate from the […]

Driverless bus service planned for Belfast Harbour

It’s reported a scheme to introduce a driverless bus into Belfast Harbour could be revealed within weeks. The Irish News says that, under the plan, passengers would be able travel from Translink’s Sydenham Halt all the way down Queen’s Road to the Catalyst building in vehicle without a driver. Innovate UK, has been working with […]

Funding boost for EV charge points in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd and a local council consortium, led by Derry City and Strabane District Council, have welcomed a £1.3 million funding boost for electric vehicle charge-points in residential areas across the north. reports funding opportunities for the installation of charge point infrastructure in GB-NI are provided by the Office for […]

Feasibility study planned for Scotland-NI tunnel

It’s expected that plans for a feasibility study into the building of a tunnel between Scotland and Northern Ireland will be recommended this week. The Sunday Telegraph reported that a review by Network Rail chairman Sir Peter Hendy should say that civil servants should formally appraise the plans for “a fixed link” between the two […]


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