New Year - New Challenges

"Enhanced Train Timetable"
4th January 2013


Dear Colleagues, 

We will be straight into the hard work in 2013 with the launch of our new enhanced train timetable from 6th January. This delivers our customers more frequency and more seats, particularly from Belfast to Larne and Coleraine.  ‘Getting things right’ from Sunday and making sure our customers have got all the information has taken a lot of work in the past months.  But we must all stay focussed and deliver this enhanced service to keep making the trains the first choice for more people.  We have grown numbers strongly in 2012; we look forward to continuing this success into 2013.

For the New Year we also have a web fare promotion on the X2/200 Belfast – Dublin service running from 2nd January to 20th March.  Prices start at £8 adult single to Dublin Airport to £17 adult return to Dublin City.  We also want to continue the strong growth of this successful service and attract many more customers in 2013.

I would ask you all - please promote these two new offerings to our customers across all our services.

I am also delighted to tell you that IRFU Ulster Branch has appointed Translink Ulsterbus Tours as its Official Coach Travel Partner to provide a range of coach services for the Ulster Rugby Squad. This is a great opportunity for us and we are looking forward to meeting the travel needs of both the squad and supporters as the team continues the successes of this season.

Translink Ulsterbus Tours will provide special coach and private hire services for rugby supporters and club members travelling to matches throughout the season. For further information click or call 028 9033 7004.

Finally, I would like to wish each of you a Happy New Year with the very best wishes for 2013.

Catherine Mason

Group Chief Executive