The service will also integrate other transport modes and ensure a connection to Belfast’s Central Business District.
EU supports Belfast intermodal transport hub
The European Union’s (EU) TEN-T Programme has committed almost € 3.5m to co-finance preparatory studies for a cross-border train and bus service linking Belfast in Northern Ireland to Scotland and Ireland.
The studies will identify how best to deliver a fully integrated service with other transport users, such as taxis, cyclists, private cars, pedestrians, and connect to the city’s proposed rapid transit service. The new intermodal transport hub is part of a larger project aiming to reduce passenger journey times between Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe.
The project was selected for EU funding with the assistance of external experts under the TEN-T Multi-Annual Call 2013 (link is external), priority projects. Its implementation will be monitored by INEA, the European Commission’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency. The project is to be completed by December 2015.
Original author: Alexia