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03 Nov 2017

30 VAN HOOL EXQUI.CITY 18M BUSES FOR BELFAST RAPID TRANSIT GLIDER

30 VAN HOOL EXQUI.CITY 18M BUSES FOR BELFAST RAPID TRANSIT GLIDER At Busworld Europe, Van Hool presented the first of thirty hybrid diesel-electric Exqui.City 18m buses that will be delivered to Belfast.

Nuala McAllisters, mayor of Belfast, was excited about the collaboration with Van Hool during the presentation of the first ‘Glider’.


At Busworld, Van Hool presented the first of thirty hybrid diesel-electric Exqui.City 18m buses that will be delivered to Belfast. Starting from September 2018, the Belfast Rapid Transit Glider will run on a BRT network which guarantees the citizens modern, efficient and fast public transport. Throughout the day, there would be a connection between East Belfast, West Belfast and the Titanic quarter every 7-8 minutes. Belfast invests around 90 million pounds or 114.5 million euros in the development of the BRT network.


Each Glider, as the brand name of the transport concept reads, can carry up to 105 passengers. Real-time information on board, automatic announcement of stops, free Wi-Fi, USB contact points for charging smartphones and tablets as well as air-conditioning are all standard features.