Aye, well we had them as well for a time in the late 90's/early 00's:Introduced long bendy buses to Dublin in 1999. Abandoned them a few years later.
We have that chief.Without dedicated exclusive road space they are worse than normal buses.
Yeah, ano... have seen that a few times, and the other way round too with Gliders darting off just as the feeder busses have tipped up. There's a lack of consideration and common sense from some of the drivers sometimes. I don't think you can fully lay it at Translink's door, although I would like to have assurance and visibility that they follow up with training where necessary.So my first experience of the glider went down well. Arrived in the park and ride to see the feeder bus depart as soon as the glider stopped before people could get off. And they wonder why people detest Translink.
Falls Road businesses set to close because of 'disastrous' Glider
THREE months after the introduction of the £90m Glider rapid transport system, two well-known businesses in west Belfast are preparing to shut up shop, branding the new service a "disaster" for local traders.
Auto Spares and Domestic Services, both based on the Falls Road, are set to close, claiming business dropped dramatically when 12-hour bus lanes, operating six days a week, were introduced.
Read article at - https://www.irishnews.com/news/2018...o-close-because-of-disastrous-glider-1495071/
I'm not being rude but are you 100 % sure it's fake or incorrect?Fake news... :nuts::lol:
Belfast public transport use increases 20% on Glider routes since launch -
There have been numerous instances of criminal damage in West Belfast to the new Glider ticketing machines and also to Translink Vehicles recently.
We have some very clear CCTV images of the offenders and will be robustly pursuing them! So if you’ve been involved in these offences, await the knock on the door!
The Glider project is a great asset to our city and is used by the WHOLE community from old to young, professional people to vulnerable people. This damage inconveniences the general public, YOUR community. Please look after this transport system for the benefit of everyone!
We will be out and about on the Gliders regularly to deter criminal damage and prevent antisocial behaviour!
Great news, Glider is slowly breaking Belfast's car habit and the sooner we get them up the Ormeau the better.Since its introduction in September the Glider has far exceeded expectations for patronage. In the first six months of operation journey numbers are already hitting levels the business case projected for 2031.
This amounts to an additional 40,000 passenger journeys a week compared to bus patronage along the route in 2017.