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Translink advises passengers to plan their festive journeys in advance


Translink is advising passengers to plan their journeys in advance over the festive period, with holiday timetables in effect.


Train services: Trains will operate as normal on Christmas Eve, with an early evening close.


There will be no trains running on Christmas Day or Boxing Day and a Saturday timetable will operate between 27th December Saturday 31st December, as well as Monday 2nd January. There will also be an earlier evening close on New Year’s Eve and a normal Sunday service on New Year’s Day.



Enterprise passengers are advised that there is no service on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and services will finish earlier than usual on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, with a Sunday timetable on New Year’s Day.


Due to major essential works, bus substitutions will also operate on the Larne Line – between Great Victoria and Lanyon Place stations in Belfast and Larne Harbour – and on the Derry~Londonderry line, again between Great Victoria Street and Lanyon Place and Antrim stations between Tuesday 27th December and Monday, 2nd January.




Trains will operate as normal between Derry~Londonderry and Antrim.


Full details on this works programme and bus substitutions are available on Translink’s website: www.translink.co.uk/CATR


Bus Services: Holiday services will be in operation on Metro/Glider between 22nd December and Tuesday 3rd January. Buses will not operate on Christmas Day, with limited services will operate on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.


Ulsterbus/Goldliner services will finish early on Christmas Eve and a Holiday timetable will be in effect between 22nd December and 3rd January. There will be no Ulsterbus services on Christmas day, and a limited service on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.



All timetables are available on Translink’s website: www.translink.co.uk and on the Journey Planner.


Line closure information: www.translink.co.uk/CATR


Belfast:


• Larne Line - Bus substitution between Larne, Lanyon Place and Great Victoria Street 

• Derry~Londonderry line – Bus substitution between Antrim, Lanyon Place and Great Victoria Street 

• Passengers from Botanic and City Hospital travelling to Larne and Derry~Londonderry Line stations should use bus substitution services from Belfast Great Victoria Street and Lanyon Place. 

• Normal train timetable between Antrim and Derry~Londonderry as per journey planner 

• Passengers travelling between Belfast and Mossley West should use Metro Service 1d 

• NI Railways tickets will also be valid for use on Ulsterbus and Metro scheduled services. 

• Yorkgate station not operational – serviced by metro.  

 


Derry~Londonderry:  


• Normal train timetable between Derry~Londonderry and Antrim 

• Bus substitution service between Antrim, Belfast Lanyon Place and Great Victoria Street 

• NI Railways tickets will also be valid for use on Ulsterbus including 212 service and Metro scheduled services. 


Larne: 


• Larne line closed – Bus substitution between Larne and Belfast  

• Bus substitution will operate from nearest bus stop to halts.  

• Clipperstown station will be closed – passengers should use substitution services from Carrickfergus station 

• NI Railways tickets will also be valid for use on bus substitution services and scheduled Ulsterbus services between Larne and Belfast. 

 

Bangor - Services as per journey planner  

• Portadown line - Services as per journey planner   

• Enterprise - Services as per journey planner   

 

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