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Belfast Festive Package Launch

Monday 19 November 2018

Our Belfast festive travel package is now live and we’ve launched our biggest-ever range of discount travel tickets and special services to attract more people to shop and socialize in the city centre this season.

 
 
 
"biggest-ever range of discount fares and special services to shop and socialize in the city"

We realise the extra significance of Christmas this year for Belfast’s economy following the Bank Buildings fire and have secured additional funding from The Executive Office and Department for Infrastructure to deliver this package.


This is always an extremely busy period across all of our services with good value festive fares and it’s a huge opportunity for us to demonstrate the real value of public transport and show everyone just why Translink should be Your First Choice for Travel in Northern Ireland.


We’re also providing midnight departures on NI Railways, Metro and Goldline on Fridays and Saturdays during the festive period and main Park & Ride facilities will offer late night and Saturday services along with free parking. 


Our #Smartmovers team will be out and about to assist customers with any travel enquiries and we’ve also arranged in-station entertainment to add to the festive cheer! For full details visit www.translink.co.uk/christmas/.


This year we are offering a massive 50% off bus and rail single fares for our younger yLink card customers so it was good to spread the word about this at the Translink Youth Summit held on Saturday in Belfast Met. 


Organised in partnership with the Northern Ireland Youth Forum, the Summit provided a platform for over 100 young people from across Northern Ireland to discuss their journey experience and help shape future public transport planning, policy-making and innovation. Hot topics included tackling traffic congestion, delivering excellent customer service and best value tickets.


Young people represent a large % of our passengers and it was great to hear their feedback. We will be working with them to develop initiatives to support young people using public transport so they also continue using it as they become adults. Thanks to everyone who helped to deliver this important and very successful event.


Today marks the start of our Christmas #StuffABusNI Appeal in partnership with The Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul and U105 Radio. Gift banks are going in place across our network with 15 bus and train stations now involved.  Last day for donations is Tuesday 18th December so please support the Appeal if you can.


More award success this week! We won a Special Recognition Award from the Freight Transport Association (FTA) for our Have A Go Days held back in April to raise awareness amongst women about bus driving as a career option. This event was extremely successful with an unprecedented conversion rate in terms of participants who are now Trainee Bus Drivers. Well done to everyone involved!

 

Chris Conway
Chris Conway
Group Chief Executive
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