Camira glides through Belfast
Designed to improve the speed and efficiency of public transport within the city, operator Translink introduced Glider in 2018 – a bus rapid transit system connecting East and West Belfast and the Titanic Quarter via the city centre. Manufactured by Van Hool, the system uses 18 ExquiCity articulated buses to transport people across this incredible city. These exceptionally modern vehicles include free WiFi, USB sockets, real-time visual and audible information and, with diesel hybrid electrical engines, are environmentally friendly as result of their low emissions.
Perfectly complementing the contemporary design of the ExquiCity bus, Camira created a fabric that encapsulated the Translink brand and the sleek vehicle on which it was to be installed. Opting for a flat woven construction for the seat, our design team developed a predominately grey pattern which incorporated the violet accents associated with Glider system, and the two parallel lines used within the Translink brand. Accentuating this colour palette, and providing an enhanced level of durability, a vinyl was chosen for the headrest, completing the sleekly stylish seat.