The Belfast Hub

A Transport led regeneration project for Belfast
 
 
 
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Translink wants to be Your First Choice for Travel in Northern Ireland and deliver a public transport service that we can all be proud of.
 
That's why we're committed to delivering the Belfast Hub; a world class multi-modal transport interchange acting as a high quality gateway for Belfast and beyond.
 
The new Hub will create an excellent first impression of Belfast as a confident and progressive capital city and will facilitate the area's regeneration as an attractive place to live, work and visit.
 
 
 
 
The Hub will ensure we have the right infrastructure in place to attract more people to use public transport and active travel modes, supporting a key outcome of the draft Programme for Government. Along with other key projects, it will enable a transformation in public transport making a positive impact for everyone in Northern Ireland.
 
Alongside the Belfast Hub transport-led regeneration project we also have plans to deliver a new Derry-Londonderry Multi-Modal Hub. Together, they will deliver a transformation in public transport connecting people, improving journey times, creating jobs, enhancing the economy, improving the environment and enabling a thriving Northern Ireland.
 
 
 
 
Belfast Hub Background
Translink and the Department for Infrastructure have been working in conjunction with the Strategic Investment Board and have identified the potential to create a class leading integrated Public Transport Hub that will be a high class Gateway for Belfast. 
Artist's impression of the Belfast Hub © John McAslan + Partners
 
 
 
 
 
The Journey So Far...
In January 2015, our 'Making History' public engagement activities attracted a strong response and your helpful feedback has influenced the early stages of the Belfast Hub design process. We will consult with you again on our final proposals before we submit a planning application.
 
Since then we've met a wide variety of people interested in the project to provide updates on progress and answer their questions about all aspects of this major infrastructure and regeneration project.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Key Benefits of the Design
Regeneration and Community
Regeneration and Community
Supports, facilitates and integrates with wider regeneration opportunities for the area.
Integration
Integration
Designed to be an integrated multi-modal transport hub bringing Translink operations together for efficiency, safety and comfort and attracting more people to choose greener active travel options for a healthier city.
|New Station Quarter
|New Station Quarter
Creating a new heart for the city encompassing the adjacent Sandy Row and Lower Falls neighbourhoods.
 
 
New Gateway to Belfast & Northern Ireland
New Gateway to Belfast & Northern Ireland
Attracting and welcoming visitors worldwide - including cross border train and coach services from ROI and airport express bus services from NI Airports, supporting tourism.
New Accessible Civic Space
New Accessible Civic Space
Inviting more people to access the local area helping to regenerate and invigorate adjacent neighbourhoods.
Commercial Business and Investment
Commercial Business and Investment
Facilitates excellent commercial business development opportunities to support local economy and unleash job creation potential.
 
 
Considerate Construction
Considerate Construction
Minimises overall disruption for customers by maintaining existing services while The Hub is constructed and minimising impact on wider community during project construction phase.
 
 
 
 
 
Belfast Hub Background
Translink and the Department for Infrastructure have been working in conjunction with the Strategic Investment Board and have identified the potential to create a class leading integrated Public Transport Hub that will be a high class Gateway for Belfast. 
Artist's impression of the Belfast Hub © John McAslan + Partners
 
 
 
 
 
Artist's Impression of Proposed site Masterplan
Proposed New Portadown Park & Ride
 
 
 
 
 
Connecting People and Opportunities
From talking to the local community and other stakeholders we know how important it is to connect people with opportunities. The location is ideal to serve the City's two Universities and other leading educational facilities. It also provides access to healthcare services with links to the two main hospitals.
 
The developing design makes it easy for people to access links to South and West Belfast and into the city centre and will complement other key initiatives for the area such as the Urban Villages Regeneration scheme, the proposed Linen Quarter as well as local wayfinding trails, Public Realm and cycle initiatives that will encourage more use of public transport and active travel.
 
It will also support Belfast City Council's City Centre Regeneration and Investment Strategy with the Hub designated one of the 5 Special Action Areas in the City.
 
 
 
 
Belfast Hub Background
Translink and the Department for Infrastructure have been working in conjunction with the Strategic Investment Board and have identified the potential to create a class leading integrated Public Transport Hub that will be a high class Gateway for Belfast. 
Artist's impression of the Belfast Hub © John McAslan + Partners
 
 
 
 
 
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