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Information on additional parking in Enniskillen and Omagh

Enniskillen In addition to the two coach bays already available at Shore Road West Car Park, two new bays have been created at Enniskillen Castle Museums (Wellington Place). These are available on a first come first served basis.   Omagh Two new coach bays have been made available to the rear of Strule Arts Centre (access off Castle Street...
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Titanic Artefacts ‘Bring them home’ Event

FPT NI Chief Executive - Karen Magill, attended the Titanic Artefacts 'Bring them home' Event at Titanic, Titanic Belfast on Tuesday 24th July 2018. Titanic Belfast, Titanic Foundation, National Museums Northern Ireland and Royal Museums Greenwich launched the #TitanicArtefacts campaign with special guest of honour , Robert Ballard. This exciting collaboration between the four organisations aims to...
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NITA

The Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance, (NITA) has been established to act as a representative body for all of the Northern Ireland tourism industry. It will provide a single, strong body to champion the industry, push tourism higher up the Government agenda, and create a more favourable climate for growth and success. The Steering Group which, at the...
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Migrant Activity Guidance for Coach Operators 

UK Border Force has issued a reminder to coach operators that there could be increased migrant activity in the weeks leading up to the summer holiday break and increased numbers of trips to the continent. A copy of the guidance can be found here; https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-penalty-code-of-practice-prevention-of-clandestine-entrants. We have already issued guidance on international journeys to you all...
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12 Day Rule

Just to let you know that the Transport and Tourism (TRAN) Committee of the European Parliament (EP) approved the extension of the 12-day rule to national coach travel during its meeting on 4th June 2018 in Brussels. The MEPs agreed that national coach journeys of a total duration of 12 days with one...
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Belfast Rapid Transit / Glider – Update

The Department and Translink are continuing to hold public information events across Belfast in the run-up to the September start of Glider services on the Belfast Rapid Transit  (BRT) Network.  These events allow everyone the opportunity to board the new Glider vehicle and find out more about the many features and characteristics of this exciting...
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M1 and M2 Busways

We recently met with DFI regarding their proposals to extend and upgrade the existing city bound hard shoulder bus lanes on the M1 and M2 motorway networks. On the M1 motorway, an existing hard shoulder bus lane operated between Ballyskeagh Bridge and Junction 1 Broadway. DfI proposes to extend the hard shoulder bus...
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