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Work begins on new £2 million transport hub in west Belfast

An artist's impression of what the new Colin Town Centre Transport Hub and Civic Square in west Belfast will look like when it is completed next Summer.

Work has begun on a new £2 million transport hub in west Belfast.

The new hub, which will form part of the Belfast Rapid Transit (BRT) project, will be situated near the Dairy Farm centre on the Stewartstown Road and will be called the Colin Town Centre Transport Hub and Civic Square.

It will include a civic square to accommodate public events alongside a coffee dock, waiting area and public toilets.

The Department for Infrastructure (DoI) is delivering the project in partnership with The Executive Office through the Urban Villages Initiative.

The BRT will enhance connections and link the East, West and Titanic Quarter via the city center.

Ciáran de Búrca, Director of Transport projects at the DoI, said the new transport hub is due to be completed next Summer, in time for the start of BRT services next September.

"It will further support the growing number of passengers who choose to use public transport in the west of the city," he said.

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