Belfast Transport Hub gets green light

Plans to replace the Europa Bus Centre and Great Victoria train station in Belfast with a new state-of-the-art Transport Hub have been given the go-ahead.

Stormont have granted planning permission for the development, which is expected to take around five years to complete, costing £208m.

The Belfast Transport Hub will include a public area concourse, 26 bus stands, eight railway platforms along with a new public square.

Chris Conway, Translink Group Chief Executive said: “We have seen strong passenger growth in recent years with a record 81 million passenger journeys last year, the highest in 20 years.

“This modern, innovative Transport Hub will allow us to build on this success, to meet growing customer demand, increase transport connectivity and enhance the customer experience as even more people choose to use public transport.”