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Translink announces £10 round-trip travel to Dublin for passengers 60+

21 November 2016

In an effort to promote social inclusion and make travel to Dublin more affordable, Translink has launched a new £10 Dublin return fare for 60+ SmartPass holders on its Enterprise service.

60+ SmartPass holders can currently avail of free bus and train travel across Northern Ireland, but the pass does not include travel to the Republic of Ireland. 
Claire Vaux, Brand Manager, Translink, said the purpose of the new offer is to encourage people of all ages to enjoy a Dublin day out without having to worry about car travel and parking stress.
“We don’t want cost to be a barrier for passengers 60+ when it comes to travelling to Dublin, so our new £10 Dublin return fare is an example of how we make every effort to make sure all passengers can avail of public transport,” Claire said. “With the holidays coming up, there’s no better time to enjoy a fun day out in Dublin, and we are confident this new fare will make it easier for people to make travel plans.
“Our recently refurbished Enterprise trains have free WiFi, top catering options and brand-new comfortable seats for a relaxing journey. We encourage all 60+ SmartPass holders to plan a Dublin day this Christmas season and leave the car at home.”
Representatives from Age Sector Platform joined Translink to launch the new fare and stress the importance of social inclusion across all age groups. Eamonn Donaghy, Chief Executive, Age Sector Platform commented:
“We were delighted to hear of Translink’s new £10 ticket to Dublin as it is a great offer for passengers 60+. Our goal at Age Sector Platform is to be a voice for older people in Northern Ireland and we applaud Translink for recognising a need for people 60+ who want to travel to Dublin and for making it affordable. It can be stressful and expensive to drive to Dublin, so the new £10 return fare is a great alternative.”


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