What to expect in 2019?
BRT UK coordinate technical visits, a conference and other events throughout the year. Being a member means you are front of the queue for these events and get a discount on the cost of the ticket. We work with our partners to promote the events across the industry in the public and private sectors. Our events are attended by manufacturers, contractors, operators, consultations, government bodies and agencies.
As events are planned we will add them to this page. If you haven’t already make sure you are on the BRT UK mailing list (contact the BRT UK secretary)
Technical Visit – Belfast Glider 19/06/2019
BRT UK are working with Translink & The Department for Infrastructure in Northern Ireland to coordinate a technical visit to see the £90m Glider bus system which launched in 2018.
- 10:00 – 11:30 presentations by Translink and DfINI at Lanyon Place
- 11:30 – 13:00 depot visit and lunch.
- 13:00 – 14:30 ride on Glider
- 14:30 – 15:30 walk around the Titanic Quarter
Glider is a new, innovative mode of travel for Belfast, set to further enhance the image of the city and inspire even more people to choose public transport.
The system has been described as a ‘tram on wheels’. Vehicles carry up to 105 passengers and are 59ft long with three entry and exit points, wifi and USB charging points. Services operate every seven to eight minutes throughout much of the day. More than 100 ‘halts’ or high quality stops have been installed as part of the programme.
The day will involve presentations from those involved in managing the programme and a visit to see and ride on the Glider.
The 2019 Quality Bus Conference
This years conference will be held in collaboration with our partners Landor Links and will take place in Leeds at the Elland Road Football Stadium in mid November. We are working together to develop a programme for the one day event which will focus on building and operating quality bus corridors and systems. Leeds will the key focus of the days presentations and the venue is located directly next to the highly successful Elland Road P&R which when complete will be one of the largest sites in the UK. Leeds City Council is working with its partners to deliver a £270m upgrade to the city’s transport network including bus lanes, junction improvements, urban realm transformations, more P&R, hundreds of new low emission buses and much more.
If you haven’t already make sure you sign up to the BRT UK newsletter mailing list so to ensure you are kept up to date with our plans (email the BRT UK secretary).
Do you have a project you want to showcase? We are always looking for the next event and place to visit. We have some emerging ideas for a second technical visit in 2019 and hope to make these public ASAP.
Any questions please contact the BRT UK Secretary.