City of Culture 2013 - Translink

City of Culture 2013

Translink ‘all aboard’ for City of Culture!

Translink, the main provider of public transport services across Northern Ireland has been unveiled as the latest sponsor to ‘come on board’ with Culture Company 2013, for Derry~Londonderry’s year as UK City of Culture.

Translink ‘all aboard’ for City of Culture






Translink is the Public Transport Partner for 2013, an essential partnership for Derry~Londonderry given the number of visitors who will travel to and around the city throughout the year.

Welcoming the new partnership, Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive of Culture Company 2013 commented:

“Now that the curtain has been raised on Derry~Londonderry’s year in the limelight as UK City of Culture we are delighted that Translink has become our public transport partner. With over 1 million visitors expected to participate in our fantastic programme of events it is a very fitting relationship and we look forward to working with Translink in the year ahead. This new initiative gives us the opportunity to engage with audiences not just in Northern Ireland, but throughout the island of Ireland.”

Translink launched their support of City of Culture by providing transport for over 150 senior citizens from across Derry~Londonderry to attend the Afternoon Tea Dance, the first event to take place at The Venue, the much anticipated flagship venue for 2013. 

In addition to significant PR and marketing support, the company will also support a range of events across the City of Culture programme throughout the year with provision of transport for artists, schools and community groups, including The Return of Colm Cille, the National Youth Orchestra and the Turner Prize and will supply vintage Translink buses to use as exhibition spaces for BT Portrait of a City.

Lynda Shannon, Translink Communications Manager said:  

“Derry~Londonderry City of Culture is a significant milestone in the cultural, social and economic history of Northern Ireland and as a key element of the region’s infrastructure, Translink is delighted to play a central and active role in the year’s events.

“With thousands of additional visitors expected to enjoy Derry~Londonderry’s rich cultural diversity during 2013, Translink is looking forward to helping more people get to and around the city and to add to their overall visitor experience.

“2013 is already a momentous year for Translink with the reopening of the Coleraine to Derry~Londonderry railway line and we look forward to working with Culture Company on a creative project to celebrate this historic occasion.”

For further information on Derry~Londonderry 2013 UK City of Culture events and ticket information, please visit