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Translink unwraps Antrim and Newtownabbey festive travel package

Translink has announced additional late-night services and widespread fare discounts for customers travelling on public transport during the festive season.

The Festive #Smartmovers travel package was welcomed by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council who have backed Translink’s efforts to encourage shoppers, day-trippers and visitors in the area to use public transport. Full details available online now at www.translink.co.uk/christmas.
Keeping Antrim and Newtownabbey moving over the festive season, passengers can enjoy one third-off day return tickets on all Ulsterbus, Goldline and NI Railways services after 9.30am (Mon-Fri) and all-day Saturday and Sunday to 29 December on train services.
To make the most of late-night shopping and celebrations, Goldline passengers can enjoy midnight services from Belfast to Ballyclare (253b) and Larne (256) until 21 December. Rail customers can also enjoy a 00.15hrs train service from Great Victoria Street to Larne calling at Whiteabbey every Friday & Saturday from Nov 29 – Dec 21. And back by popular demand are extended opening hours and late-night Saturday services at selected Park and Ride sites throughout December.
Additional highlights include a reduced Friends and Family day ticket at just £18 until 1 January; unlimited day travel on all bus and coach services within Northern Ireland for as little as £9.50 with children travelling half price and £6 day return tickets from Antrim, and £7 from Dunsilly, after 06.00am, on 218 and 219 services.
Announcing the package, John Morgan from Translink said:
“With Christmas just weeks away, this is a very busy time of year and we’ll be working hard to meet our customers’ festive travel requirements whether they’re making a journey home, shopping for gifts or catching up with family and friends.
“Our widespread service enhancements, late night services and fantastic choice of discount tickets will hopefully help cut the cost of Christmas, support local traders and offer hassle-free journeys over the festive season.”
For full details visit translink.co.uk/Christmas and follow @Translink_NI #smartmovers. Terms and conditions apply.

Now in its third year, Translink’s ‘Stuff A Bus’ Toy Appeal needs the public’s support to help stuff a double decker bus with more than 20,000 presents. A collection point is located at Antrim Bus and Rail Centre until December 17th for anyone who wishes to donate. Purchasing just one extra gift could make a difference to a child’s life this Christmas. Follow the conversation online using #StuffABusNI.

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