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CCTV shows near misses on NI railway crossings

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Translink has released CCTV footage of near misses on railway crossings as part of its summer safety campaign.

The video shows incidents of level crossing and platform misuse at various locations across the network in Northern Ireland.

Translink said there is always a rise in the number of near misses and unsafe behaviour on rail lines over the summer and appealed for parents to help reinforce the message that they are not a safe place to play.

Richard Knox from the transport provider added: "We have a zero tolerance approach to trespass or anti-social behaviour.

"We offer a reward of up to £1,000 for those who give evidence which leads to a successful conviction”.

M2 closed for time after one-vehicle crash

The M2 closure resulted in long tailbacks on Saturday evening. Credit: Pacemaker

Part of the M2 motorway outside Belfast has had to be closed for a time as a result of a one-vehicle crash in the area.

The closure, in both directions between Sandyknowes and Greencastle, resulted in long tailbacks.

One man was injured and taken to hospital by ambulance, while Northern Ireland's air ambulance provided support at the scene.

The road has since reopened.


Protest over proposed demolition of historic bridge

The protest took place on Tuesday evening. Credit: UTV

A group calling themselves the Boyne Bridge Defenders has staged a protest against Translink's proposed demolition of the Belfast landmark.

The bridge, which is thought to date back to the 1600s, is to be rebuilt as part of a major new transport hub close to Great Victoria Street Railway station.

Translink say the new terminal should act as a catalyst for regeneration in the area.

New bus lanes to open next week in east Belfast

New bus lanes are coming into operation. Credit: Press Eye

New bus lanes will come into effect in east Belfast next week.

The lanes, located on the Albertbridge Road between the Newtownards Road and Castlereagh Street, will be operational from Monday 14 August.

Their times are 7.30am to 9.30am and from 3.30pm to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday.

A spokesperson for the Department for Infrastructure said they will replace and extend the previous bus lanes on the Albertbridge Road and will “provide increased priority and a faster, more efficient service for buses on this key public transport route”.


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