Tennent's Vital 2015 - Rail and Coach Specials

Special late night return rail and coach services have been scheduled for the Tennent's Vital event in Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast.


Metro / Rail / Coach


A limited number of Metro  shuttle services will operate between Donegall Square East, Belfast City Centre to Boucher Crescent each night.  The shuttle service will run on a first come, first served basis.
Metro Service 92

  • Departure point: Donegall Square East, Belfast City Centre
  • Outbound shuttles will operate from 15:03 to 19:23 every 10 minutes
  • Return shuttles will operate from 22:45 to 23:39 every 6 minutes from Boucher Crescent.


  • £2.00 adult cash single fare
  • £1.25 adult Smartlink Journey Fare (City Zone)

Normal scheduled Metro services will operate from the city centre, with no additional night services. Please allow sufficient time to make your onward journey 


  • Book online for a day return which will cover your outward journey from your departure station to Balmoral, and your return journey from Balmoral to your chosen destination.
  • Customers can travel from any stations listed on scheduled services to Balmoral Rail Station. 
  • Rail shuttle services will operate between 22:45 hours to 23:45 hours from Balmoral Station to Belfast Great Victoria Street (GVS) and also stops on the Portadown line.
  • Onward rail travel from GVS is also available to Carrickfergus and Bangor. Customers wishing to catch these onward connections are advised to leave sufficient time to transfer between Balmoral and GVS on the shuttle services.
  • (Customers commencing their outward leg between Larne Harbour and Downshire, between Newry and Scarva, or between Londonderry and Castlerock will be charged the normal adult single fare to Carrickfergus, Portadown or Coleraine on top of the applicable special concert fare).


Departures & Fares

  To Times Return Fare
Balmoral Belfast Great Victoria Street Rail Shuttle Services £5.00
Balmoral Finaghy, Dunmurry, Derriaghy, Lambeg, Hilden & Lisburn Rail Shuttle Services £8.00
Balmoral Holywood, Bangor West & Bangor Rail Shuttle Services (change at Belfast GVS) £11.00
Balmoral Whiteabbey, Jordanstown, Greenisland & Carrickfergus Rail Shuttle Services (change at Belfast GVS) £11.00
Balmoral Moira & Lurgan Rail Shuttle Services £11.00
Balmoral Portadown Rail Shuttle Services £13.00
Balmoral Ballymena, Ballymoney & Coleraine Rail Shuttle Service to GVS ( change at GVS for 00:00 service) £16.00
Balmoral Mossley West & Antrim Rail Shuttle Service to GVS ( change at GVS for 00:00 service) £11.00
  • Online booking must be made at least 3 working days prior to travel.  A postage & packaging charge of £2.00 will apply to online bookings.
  • Tickets & Boarding Cards will be posted First Class by Royal Mail Recorded Signed for delivery.  Posting of Tickets & Boarding Cards will commence 2 weeks prior to concert date.
  • Online sales close at 2pm on Wednesday 26 August 2015 for event on Saturday 29th August and at 2pm on Thursday 27 August for event on Sunday 30 August.
  • Tickets & Boarding Cards will also be available to purchase from the following stations from Monday 3rd August:  Portadown, Lurgan, Lisburn, Great Victoria Street, Central, Carrickfergus, Coleraine and Bangor. NB: Train to Coleraine on 29th August is sold out online and in-station.
  • Senior 60+ Smartpasses are not valid on Rail Specials.





Return Fare: £17.00

  • Coaches will depart The Fruit Market, after the concert at 23:00 pm (approx). 
  • Tickets are not available to buy in person at Ulsterbus Stations or from the driver. 
  • Online Sales will close for concert @ 11:00 am on day of concert
  • Customers are emailed their e-ticket with booking details, including a booking reference to the email address supplied.
From   Time
Foyle St Buscentre dep 14:00
Claudy Crossroads dep 14:15
Dungiven Express Stop dep 14:30
Maghera P&R, Glenshane Road dep 14:45
Castledawson P&R dep 14:50
Toomebridge Express Stop dep 14:55
Fruit Market, Boucher Road arr 16:00
From   Time
Newry Buscentre dep 13:45
Banbridge, Newry St (outside Sales Office)
dep 14:00
Fruit Market, Boucher Road arr 15:00
From   Time
Strabane Buscentre dep 13:05
Omagh Buscentre dep 13:45
Crevenagh P&R
dep 13:50
Ballygawley P&R
dep 14:10
Dungannon Buscentre
dep 14:35
Tamnamore P&R
dep 14:45
Fruit Market, Boucher Road arr 15:35


NB: Coaches from Strabane and Newry on 29th August are sold out




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