Translink is the brand name of the integrated public transport operation of Metro, Ulsterbus and N I Railways. It is the main provider of public transport operating a comprehensive network of bus and rail services throughout Northern Ireland and on cross border routes.
Metro is Translink in Belfast - providing one bus service for all of Belfast. The Metro Network has 12 high-frequency corridors along the main arterial roads into the City Centre and additional services operating throughout the Greater Belfast area.
Ulsterbus provides all bus services across Northern Ireland (except for Belfast city services which are operated by Metro) with 25 passenger facilities operating day to day services at a local level.
Translink operate a high quality inter-urban coach service under the Goldline brand. Giving the public greater choice and frequency on services, Goldline links together the main towns and cities across Northern Ireland.
NI Railways has 17 staffed stations and 5 staffed halts throughout the network; all lines offer a combination of express services and trains that stop at each halt and station, with up to 6 and 7 trains operating per hour at peak times on key commuter lines.
The flagship Enterprise Service links Belfast and Dublin and is jointly operated between NI Railways and Iarnród Éireann; providing 8 journeys in each direction Monday to Saturday and 5 journeys in each direction on Sundays.
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Translink have loads of travel deals and great savings available this Christmas including extra Park & Ride services and low cost fares to leave you free for shopping and spending time with family and friends.
Park & Ride Saturdays
Free Park & Ride to Belfast City Centre Saturday 16 November – Saturday 28 December inclusive (16, 23 and 30 November, 7, 14, 21 and 28 December).
* Eastside and Northside which currently operate on Saturdays will continue to do so from Saturday 16 November with the parking element free of charge.
Late Night Park & Ride Services Monday – Friday
Free Park & Ride after 4.30pm Monday – Friday will commence on Monday 2 – Monday 23 December. There will be one additional late night on Thursday 2nd January. The Park & Ride will operate from the following sites:
Cairnshill – Belfast
Black’s Rd – Belfast
Northside – Belfast
Eastside – Belfast
Love Metro Saturdays
A £2 Metro Day Ticket will be available after 09.30 a.m. – 3p.m. every Saturday until Saturday 28 December 2013 (inclusive).
Daylink Bus Travel Card
The Daylink card offers flexible unlimited 1.5 or 10 day travel on bus services in Greater Belfast and it’s a cheaper way to travel for anyone making just two bus journeys a day within Metro’s city or extended zones compared to paying for two cash fares.
Metro Family Day Ticket (Metro Buses Only): £9
Available every day (Mon – Sun) from Saturday 21 December to Sunday 5 January 2014 (inclusive).
A Family Day Ticket for Metro will allow unlimited travel for up to 2 adults + 4 children (minimum 1 adult + 1 child) anywhere, any time on all Metro services for one day.
- Metro Family Day Ticket £9
- Additional child (U16) £1.50
Family and Friends Ticket: Unlimited Bus & Rail £20
Available every Saturday and Sunday. Will also be available every day (Mon - Sun) from Saturday 21 December to Sunday 5 January.
- Unlimited travel for up to 2 adults and 4 children (minimum 1 adult and 1 child) on any scheduled bus or rail service within Northern Ireland for one day.
- Family £20
- Additional Children (U16) £4
Late Night Goldline 256 Christmas Special
From Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Larne (via Ballyclare) operating 23 Nov - 28 Dec.
1/3 Off Day Return on Goldline
1/3 Off Day Return tickets to and from Belfast (in either direction) Monday – Sunday after 9.30am on the following Goldline services:
215 – Downpatrick to Belfast
218 / 219 – Coleraine, Ballymena, Antrim to Belfast
238 / 238A – Newry to Belfast
250/251 – Portadown to Belfast, Armagh to Belfast
256 – Larne to Belfast – Late night Special available from Belfast
1/3 off Day Return on NI Railways
1/3 off day return tickets after 9.30am.
Free Wifi on board the train!
A number of rail services across the network will operate with enhanced capacity to accommodate the expected increased demand.
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