Extension to park and ride is opened

Pictured at the official opening the new Park & Ride at Coleraine are, John Dallatt, MLA SDLP, Cllr Norman Hillis, UUP, Coleraine BC, Cllr William Creelman, DUP, Coleraine BC, Alderman James William McClure DUP, Coleraine BC, Cllr Barney Fitzpatrick, Alliance, Coleraine BC, Mayor of Coleraine, Cllr David Harding, UUP, Minister Danny Kennedy MLA, UUP, Caroline White, Sinn Fein, Jane Kerr, Service Delivery Manager, Ulsterbus, Coleraine, Cathal O hOisin MLA, Sinn Fein. INCR38-273s
Pictured at the official opening the new Park & Ride at Coleraine are, John Dallatt, MLA SDLP, Cllr Norman Hillis, UUP, Coleraine BC, Cllr William Creelman, DUP, Coleraine BC, Alderman James William McClure DUP, Coleraine BC, Cllr Barney Fitzpatrick, Alliance, Coleraine BC, Mayor of Coleraine, Cllr David Harding, UUP, Minister Danny Kennedy MLA, UUP, Caroline White, Sinn Fein, Jane Kerr, Service Delivery Manager, Ulsterbus, Coleraine, Cathal O hOisin MLA, Sinn Fein. INCR38-273s

REGIONAL Development Minister Danny Kennedy has opened a £326,000 extension to the Park and Ride facilities at Coleraine Bus and Rail Centre

The new extension trebles the number of designated public spaces to 72 spaces.

Other improvements deliver enhanced safety through separate car and bus parking, CCTV, additional lighting, cycle parking and streetscape.

Mr Kennedy said: “This major extension supports the ever increasing number of people choosing to use public transport in Northern Ireland.

“This extended site, provided by Translink, offer safe and convenient car parking with direct access to rail and bus services.

“I am confident this scheme will encourage more people to try public transport especially at the busiest times of the day.”

The new facility is an important element of the Department’s commitment to promote more sustainable travel, by offering commuters an alternative for their journey.

Jane Kerr, Translink Service Delivery Manager said: “We are very pleased to offer this enhanced extended facility for our customers.

“Its timely completion now makes it even easier for our customers to interchange between the car and the train, bus or coach.

“In addition there are regular coach services to both Coleraine and Antrim Hospitals. Now with this new facility we hope we can attract even more people on board”.