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October 2018

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October

Translink Maintenance Facility

October 19 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Translink Adelaide Depot, Falcon Road
Belfast, BT12 6PU United Kingdom

The Maintenance Facility officially opened in December 2012 to accommodate a new fleet of trains arriving into Belfast. The existing facilities, based at York Road and Fortwilliam, were operating close to capacity. The facilities have capacity for both heavy and light maintenance, and include a train wash, fuelling areas, exterior stabling facilities, four post lifts, equipment drop tables and a workshop area. The amenity also boasts a range of interesting environmental initiatives to reduce energy usage, conserve water and support…

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October

Dublin Road Sewer Upgrade

October 19 @ 10:00 - 11:00
Dawson WAM Site Office, Hardcastle Street
Belfast, BT7 1GG United Kingdom

The Dublin Road Sewer upgrade is a project to improve the sewage infrastructure in the Ormeau area of Belfast. The work, conducted by NI Water and Dawson WAM, will reduce environmental pollution to the River Lagan and sewer flooding, and will enable future growth and development in Belfast City Centre and the Ormeau Road. The £5 million investment is an excellent example of the importance of infrastructure to help reduce the risk of flooding and raising environmental standards. This event…

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19
October

Lagan Weir

October 19 @ 12:00 - 13:00
Lagan Weir, 1 Donegall Quay
Belfast, BT1 3EA United Kingdom

Lagan Weir was constructed in the 1990s. Its purposes were intended - variously - to act as an amenity barrage to maintain the River Lagan level, a mechanism to avoid low tide river bed exposure and a facility for recreational water pursuits. Lagan Weir comprises four pier houses, five 20m long steel gates, a lookout building and an access gallery extending under the river. In 2015, a new 120m long feature footbridge was constructed at Lagan Weir, from Queens Quay…

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October

Connswater Community Greenway

October 19 @ 13:00 - 14:00
EastSide Visitor Centre, CS Lewis Square
Belfast, BT4 1HH United Kingdom

Connswater Community Greenway is a visionary urban regeneration project has transformed East Belfast’s landscape. Combining improved flood protection with the creation of public spaces and pedestrian/cycle routes has connected communities. One of this structure’s most visible features is a 9km linear park, which links existing green and open spaces and enables residents to travel across the city easily via car-free corridors. Another high-profile element is the civic square, named after author and former East Belfast resident, C.S. Lewis. Join Carol…

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October

FULLY BOOKED – Harland & Wolff Dry Dock

October 20 @ 11:00 - 12:00
Café 1404, 11 Queens Road
Belfast, BT3 9DT United Kingdom

The Harland & Wolff dry dock in Belfast opened in 1968 after three years of construction. In the 1960s, most industrialised nations depended on oil which had to be transported around the world in supertankers. Belfast’s authorities were keen to secure the economic future of their port by making it a centre for supertanker construction and maintenance – thus the specific construction of the dry dock. The structure is still in service today, but primarily for maintenance rather than ship-building.…

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