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Holding out for a Hiro

Hiro Aso, the architect behind the regeneration of King’s Cross station in London, is going to head up work on a similar new rail hub in Belfast.

Plans for Northern Ireland’s big transport interchange concentrate on the Great Victoria Street railway station and nearby Europa bus station and will cover a 20-acre site.

Translink plans to operate all its trains, including the Dublin-Belfast cross-border Enterprise service, from the new centre.

The new design team includes Arup and John McAslan and Partners.

Says Clive Bradberry, Translink Infrastructure Executive, ‘Public transport in Northern Ireland continues to grow at a pace – over 80 million passenger journeys last year. Our current infrastructure is now operating at almost full capacity and as such we need to plan to have the proper infrastructure in place so we can build on Northern Ireland’s passenger transport success story.’

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