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October 2017
27
October

Train Maintenance Facility and Translink Training Academy

October 27 @ 10:00 - 11:30
Translink Adelaide Depot, Falcon Road
Belfast, BT12 6PU United Kingdom

This is a joint tour covering both the Translink Maintenance Facility and the Training Academy.Train Maintenance Facility The Maintenance Facility officially opened in December 2012 to accommodate a new fleet of trains arriving into Belfast as the train cleaning and maintenance facilities based at York Road and Fortwilliam were operating close to full capacity. It is used to undertake both heavy and light maintenance of the Class 4000 fleet and also cleaning of all trains which stable on the site…

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27
October

Belfast Wastewater & Treatment Works

October 27 @ 12:00 - 14:00
Belfast Wastewater & Treatment Works, 115-121 Duncrue Street
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast Wastewater Treatment Works sits on the North Side of the Herdman Channel in the docks area of Belfast.The current Activated sludge plant was completed in 1999 and serves a Population Equivalent (PE) of circa 400,000. This tour, led by Peter Neeson Belfast WwTW site Manager, and Mark Consiglia East Area Manager will begin with an overview of the site after which you will be guided around the various stages of the treatment process finishing with a visit to the…

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27
October

Connswater Community Greenway/East Belfast Flood Alleviation Scheme: Phase 2

October 27 @ 13:00 - 14:30
EastSide Visitor Centre, C.S. Lewis Square 402 Newtownards Road
Belfast, BT4 1HH United Kingdom

Connswater Community Greenway is a visionary urban regeneration project that is transforming East Belfast by combining improved flood protection with the creation of public spaces and pedestrian/ cycle routes that connect communities. One of the most visible features of Connswater Community Greenway is a new 9km linear park linking existing green and open spaces and allowing residents to travel across the city easily via car-free corridors. Another high-profile element is a new civic square, named after former East Belfast resident…

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27
October

Lagan Weir/Footbridge

October 27 @ 15:00 - 16:00
Lagan Weir/Footbridge, 1 Donegall Quay
Belfast, BT1 3EA United Kingdom

Lagan Weir was constructed in the 1990s as an amenity barrage to maintain the River Lagan level, avoid low tide river bed exposure and enable recreational water pursuits.Lagan Weir comprises four pier houses, five 20m long steel gates, a lookout building and access gallery extending under the river. In 2015 a new 120m long feature footbridge was constructed at Lagan Weir, from Queens Quay to Donegall Quay, cantilevering beyond the piers, over the river and providing views of Herdman Channel…

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27
October

Lagan Weir/Footbridge

October 27 @ 16:00 - 17:00
Lagan Weir/Footbridge, 1 Donegall Quay
Belfast, BT1 3EA United Kingdom

Lagan Weir was constructed in the 1990s as an amenity barrage to maintain the River Lagan level, avoid low tide river bed exposure and enable recreational water pursuits.Lagan Weir comprises four pier houses, five 20m long steel gates, a lookout building and access gallery extending under the river. In 2015 a new 120m long feature footbridge was constructed at Lagan Weir, from Queens Quay to Donegall Quay, cantilevering beyond the piers, over the river and providing views of Herdman Channel…

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27
October

National Football Stadium at Windsor Park

October 27 @ 17:00 - 19:00
Windsor Park Stadium, Donegall Ave BT12 6LU United Kingdom

A behind-the-scenes tour of the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park offers a chance to hear directly from Belfast-based engineers, Arup, and Hamilton Architects, who developed designs for the site's transformation. Unveiled last year, this major redevelopment involved the creation of three new stands (South, East and West) as well as refurbishment of the North stand to create a state-of-the-art, FIFA-compliant venue. The design team focused on creating a larger, unified stadium that provides more seating - including disabled seating…

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28
October

The Silent Valley Dam

October 28 @ 09:15 - 14:30
The Silent Valley Dam, Mourne Mountains
Belfast, United Kingdom

Due to unprecedented expansion in the 19th century Belfast was running short of water by 1890. In 1891 LL Macassey reported to the Belfast Water Commissioners on the matter and recommended going to the Mournes for future supplies. A pipeline was built by 1905 to bring water to Belfast from the Kilkeel and Annalong rivers. The construction of a dam to store water began in the Silent Valley in 1923. After encountering and overcoming major ground problems the dam was…

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