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Translink urges public to only make essential journeys this St Patrick’s Day

Translink is reiterating its call for people not to use buses and trains for St Patrick’s Day travel unless their journey is essential.

Translink is currently operating reduced frequency bus and train timetables because of the current lockdown restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Translink’s Director of Service Operations Ian Campbell said: “Our current timetable is designed to serve those making essential journeys rather than leisure travel.

“We must each play our part in keeping ourselves and others safe and slowing the transmission of COVID-19.

“Ulsterbus, Metro/Glider and Goldline will operate public holiday timetables on St Patrick’s Day. NI Railways and Enterprise services will operate their current reduced timetables”.

Ian concluded: “We would once again urge passengers who must travel, to wear a face covering (unless exempt), observe good hand hygiene, follow social distancing measures and use cashless payment options where possible”.

Passengers are advised to check their specific timetable information in advance on the Translink website or by using Translink’s Journey Planner.

Translink has a range of measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including:

  • Passengers are required to wear face coverings (unless exempt).

  • Rigorous in-depth cleaning of buses, trains and stations using long lasting anti-viral disinfectant.

  • Social distancing measures on board and at stations.

  • Contactless payments and limiting cash transactions.

  • Hand sanitizer at main stations.

  • People with symptoms of Covid-19 are asked not to travel on our services.

Full details of our COVID-19 measures are available on the website:


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