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Bus + Train Week is a celebration of the benefits of hopping on-board public transport in Northern Ireland. Now in its second year, the 2017 campaign is shaping up to be even bigger and better!
From June 5th – June 11th we’ve a packed activity calendar featuring discount travel tickets, special events in-station, freebies, competitions and exclusive partnerships across the country.
Go on, join the ‘smartmovers’ and give the bus and train a go!
Get On Board

Why Should You Get On-Board?
Join the #smartmovers!
Around 1.5million people all over Northern Ireland use public transport every week for business or leisure.
All our passengers are smartmovers and enjoy the lifestyle benefits public transport offers; relaxing on-board comfortable & modern services; reducing stress by avoiding traffic congestion; enjoying more ‘me-time’ and free WiFi on coaches and trains; saving time and money.



Ten Reasons to Use
the Bus and Train
In the past year alone, more than 1 million additional fare-paying passenger journeys were made on-board Translink services.
There’s been no better time to make the smart move to public transport!

Reason 1 - Stress Less
1. Stress Less
Relax, read a good book or catch up on social media. Enjoy more me-time - you deserve it!
Reason 1 - Go Green
2. Go Green
More people using public transport means less pollution, better air quality and healthier towns and cities.
Reason 1 - Fast Track
3. Fast Track
Bus lanes and fast trains help you avoid congestion and get from A to B quicker.


The Six Pillars
Bus + Train Week is built on six key pillars that play an essential role in building a more successful Northern Ireland:

Healthy Eddie at Bus Stop
1. Health
According to research by UK ‘Greener Journeys’, it is a third less stressful to commute by bus and train than by car. And taking public transport can help achieve half the government’s recommended 30 minutes of exercise per day. We’re all busy people struggling to fit in exercise to our daily routine so hopping on-board makes perfect sense.


Join the Conversation
Keep up to date with Bus + Train Week 2017 via the Translink Twitter page


How To Get Involved in
Bus + Train Week?
There are lots of exciting ways you can get involved in Bus + Train Week 2017. We are calling on everyone in Northern Ireland – individuals and organisations to give public transport a go!

Reason 1 - Stress Less
Get On Board
The best way to support this years Bus + Train Week is to simply get on board. We also have a range to special travel offers running during the week so there really is no excuse.
Reason 1 - Go Green
Special Event
Here’s snapshot of what’s in store across the Bus + Train network
Reason 1 - Fast Track
Find a Partner Offer
As part of Bus + Train Week, we have teamed up with a range of businesses to offer our customers discounts simply for using public transport during that week.
Reason 1 - Stress Less
Set Yourself a Challenge
Challenge yourself, your family or your friends to switch one or more car journeys to public transport. We all have a responsibility to ease traffic congestion, embrace a healthier lifestyle and help the environment .
Reason 1 - Go Green
Tell The World
Promote Bus + Train Week 2017 via your own channels - through Twitter, Facebook, blogs and newsletters - and don't forget to use the campaign hashtag #GetOnBoardNI
Reason 1 - Fast Track
Tell Us!
Email, tweet or send us Facebook photos of you travelling to be in with a chance of winning spot prizes.




Bus + Train Week Gallery

Bus + Train Week Videos
Watch Bus + Train Week as it happens via our YouTube Channel. See the latest station events, video blogs and reports as this years festivities take place across Northern Ireland.
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Little Reporters
Little Reporters in schools across Northern Ireland hit the headlines in the Belfast Telegraph with their stories about why we should all get on board the bus and train.
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