NI Railways announces additional train services in run up to Christmas

Ballymena Bus & Rail Centre.

TRANSLINK NI Railways has announced additional train services and a number of timetable changes which come into effect from Sunday December 8.

A spokesperson said: “Capacity has been improved for peak commuter trains on the network, as well as at weekends, to meet customer demand, and additional Saturday night trains have been added to NI Railways timetable.

“Derry-Londonderry line: NI Railways will be operating six carriage trains on weekend services, maximising capacity.

“The 5.50am service from Coleraine to Belfast will terminate at Lanyon Place station, where passengers can make onward connections.

“A 6.20am weekday departure from Portadown will continue through to Derry-Londonderry, facilitating University of Ulster students at Coleraine and Magee campuses.

“Last year, NI Railways carried 15.8million passenger journeys, an increase of 5.6% on the previous year and the highest in its 50-year history.

“We would encourage our passengers to familiarise themselves with the new timetables, which are available on our website: https://www.translink.co.uk/timetables and through our Journey planner app.”

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