New Antrim Bus & Rail Centre

"new station getting interest from across Europe"
6th August 2013


Dear Colleagues,

September's 'back to school' traffic means congestion and many first time users – school children and commuters. Each year it takes a week or so for travel to school patterns to settle into a routine but things have been going quite smoothly. Thanks for your help in welcoming our new customers and giving them a helping hand – it all shows Translink is the better choice for the daily journey to school or work.

Wednesday was a great day as our brand new Antrim Bus and Rail Centre was officially opened by the Minister for Regional Development Danny Kennedy MLA, alongside local dignitaries and members of the community. This £2.9 million project is our first sustainable low carbon station and was funded by the DRD and the European Union INTERREG IVB Programme through the Sustainable Stations Project (SUSstations).

Antrim Bus and Rail Centre is already being showcased internationally as an example of sustainable station development 'best practice' and is attracting visits from transport experts across Europe. Congratulations to all of you who have been involved in delivering this new facility and I would like to pass on thanks to customers and colleagues in Antrim for their support and patience while construction work took place.

Finally, you should be aware we have enhanced Goldline services with more frequency to further grow this very successful part of our business and we are repeating our ever popular 'Love Metro Saturdays' promotion. We want people to leave the car at home and make the best of the weekends in the city with our great value £2 adult and £1 child tickets giving customers unlimited travel on Metro services after 9.30am.

Catherine Mason

Group Chief Executive