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Translink, Northern Ireland

Translink is the brand name of the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company, known as NITHCo, which provides public transport in the region.

The corporation provides services all over Northern Ireland and also to Dublin, in a partnership deal with its counterpart in the Republic of Ireland.

The organisation provides local bus services in many towns and cities all over Northern Ireland including BangorDerry/LondonderryBallymenaOmaghCraigavon and Antrim.

Translink services comprise the Metro, Ulsterbus, Goldline, NI Railways, Enterprise, Airport Services, Cross Channel, Ulsterbus Tours and Private Hire facilities.

The Metro is Translink’s service in Belfast providing the city with one bus service throughout comprising 12 high-frequency corridors. The Ulsterbus provides all bus services across Northern Ireland, except for Belfast city services which are operated by Metro, and operates 25 passenger facilities day to day at a local level.

NI Railways has 17 staffed stations and five staffed halts throughout the network, with all of its lines offering a combination of express services and trains that stop at each halt and station. Six to seven trains operate per hour at peak times.

Translink operate a high quality inter-urban coach service under the Goldline brand giving the public greater choice and frequency on services and linking together the main towns and cities across Northern Ireland. The flagship Enterprise Service links Belfast and Dublin and is jointly operated between NI Railways and Iarnród Éireann providing eight journeys in each direction Monday to Saturday and five journeys in each direction on Sundays.

Translink has recently launched its summer season offers in a bid to encourage passengers to make the environmentally friendly choice and make the most of their services across Northern Ireland.

Translink has teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support to host a pirate themed event at Belfast City Hall on Friday 12th June. Speaking about the event Lynda Shannon, Translink Communications Manager said:

“As partner of the Tall Ships race that will dock in Belfast in July, we thought it was perfect timing to host our very own nautical Summer Smart Movers event. As well as a range of activities planned, we will be letting people know about our summer deals and what makes using the bus and train a great day out such as getting to spend more quality time with family and friends or simply enjoy the wonderful scenery across Northern Ireland – you get a whole new perspective on board the bus or train!

“Supported by Macmillan, together, we will also be able to raise money for our charity partner through our charity rowing challenge with Ian Young, Functional Fitness and Conditioning Specialist. For the kids, there will also be free face painting, balloon modelling and an arts & crafts workshop.  Citybeat’s Stephen Clements will be our host for the day, so why not join us on Friday 12th June from 12-2pm.”

Lynda added that this summer is going to be exciting time for Translink:

“There is so much going on in Northern Ireland this summer including major events like Tall Ships, Festival of Flight, Feile an Phobail, Portrush Airshow, or Tennents Vital – choosing the bus or train is a great value day out  to experience all the great sights, sounds and tastes that Northern Ireland has on offer.”

For more information about Translink please visit: www.translink.co.uk.

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