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Translink announces Easter timetables

Translink Train.

Translink has announced that holiday timetables will operate on Easter Monday and Tuesday, 10th and 11th April, for those considering a day out or short trip. 


Translink’s Director of Commercial Operations David Cowan said:

“Whether you’re planning an Easter Break, or short trips closer to home, there are comfortable, affordable and hassle-free ways to travel with our attractive, everyday fare offers and public transport options this Easter.


“Timetables on Easter Monday and Easter Tuesday will operate slightly differently to regular weekday timetables. Ulsterbus and Goldliner will be running Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday schedules, while Metro/Glider will operate holiday timetables. 


“Trains, including the Enterprise, will operate a Saturday timetable on Easter Monday and Tuesday, with an early close on the Portrush line on Easter Monday. In addition, the 6.35am Newry to Dublin and 5.21pm Dublin to Newry will not operate on Friday 7th April or Monday 10th April.


“To facilitate longer 6 carriage trains with higher numbers of passengers travelling, services will not be stopping at University and Dhu Varren stations on Easter Monday and Tuesday.


“Special family trains, which are now available for online booking, will also be running to Portrush on Easter Monday and Easter Tuesday, leaving Belfast Lanyon Place at 9.50am and returning at 5.37pm. Tickets can be booked online at for £23 for up to two adults and four children.


“Other great value ticket options include our Family & Friends ticket for only £23, offering unlimited day travel on all Translink services in Northern Ireland. Or for Belfast days out you can explore the city with a Metro and Glider Family Day Ticket for just £10 for unlimited day travel. Both of these tickets cover up to 2 adults and 4 children”.


David concluded: "With our wide range of services and good value tickets available, we're looking forward to helping more people enjoy safe, reliable and convenient journeys by bus and train this Easter."


Passengers are advised to plan their Easter travel in advance using the Translink website, Journey Planner, or by phoning our Contact Centre on 02890 666630.


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