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Translink un-wraps festive travel for Northern Ireland

12 December 2016

Transport provider unveils network wide Christmas discounts and increased services.

This Christmas will see Translink, Northern Ireland’s Public Transport Provider introduce ‘more discounted fares than ever’ to ensure shoppers and commuters can make their all-important journeys over the festive period.

With a host of network-wide fare reductions, people can enjoy the prospect of seeing family, friends and work colleagues without the worry of driving and car parking. Generous discounts all-day-long will be rolled out on Metro, N I Railway and Park and Ride services, with free returns on Goldline and Ulsterbus services available from November. In addition to this, Translink has committed to introducing an enhanced timetable with extended hours on key services, ensuring all journeys are checked-off people’s Christmas travel list.

Talking about the exciting range of fare promotions and additional services, Chris Conway, Chief Executive at Translink said:

“Translink has placed a renewed focus on planning for the busy festive season ahead to allow us to increase capacity during this extremely demanding time of year. To do this we are working very closely with councils and other partners to support the retail and hospitality sector, helping to drive the local economy in towns and cities across Northern Ireland.

“It is our goal to ensure our customers’ travel plans run smoothly this Christmas through the introduction of extended services so that we can provide an efficient and effective service. Coupled with a range of fare promotions for commuters, shoppers and families all week long, our value for money tickets mean more cash in your pocket for Christmas shopping!

“We will also be working hard to bring the Christmas spirit to life in stations and on-board our buses and trains over the coming weeks with lots of surprises and in station entertainment planned for those travelling with us to help our passengers have a very Happy Christmas.”

To learn more about Translink’s Christmas offers and bumper timetable visit www.translink.co.uk/christmas/

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Published
29/11/2016

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