Translink Update



North Down politicians show support for Translink services

Translink has met with North Down politicians to discuss local bus and rail services.

At a meeting in Bangor Bus & Rail Centre, local representatives heard about the latest service performance.

Translink Service Delivery Manager (bus services), Richard Hudson, said:

“Local bus services are performing well with passenger numbers up compared to the previous year. We continue to encourage more people to take advantage of Smartlink cards to make great cost savings. For example, you could save £1.25 per journey using a Smartlink card compared to a single cash fare for travel between Bangor and Belfast. Our Town Service card is also just £2.50 for unlimited all-day bus travel in and around Bangor.

Translink NI Railways Route Manager David Graham added:

“Train travel continues to grow in popularity with the Bangor Line passenger numbers up 6% compared to last year. We recently released our latest independent Passenger’s Charter monitoring results which show the highest ever passenger satisfaction levels for NI Railways and Ulsterbus. NI Railways also exceeded its reliability and punctuality targets with ratings for value for money and train cleanliness also extremely high.


“With value for money a top priority, we would remind regular commuters to look into possible savings using weekly and monthly tickets plus all 16-23 year olds can enjoy a third-off bus and rail travel using a Translink ‘yLink’ card. For off-peak commuters, our third-off day return travel after 9.30am also continues to be popular. If anyone needs advice on choosing the best ticket and journey options to meet their individual travel needs, just call our contact centre on tel. 90 66 66 30 or click for full details.

David Continued


“We appreciate local politicians taking the time to find out about our latest developments and would ask for their support for public transport, helping us attract more customers and making life better for more people in North Down,”