Northern Ireland

Translink announces timetable changes for July Twelfth

Timetable changes will affect the Metro, Glider, Ulsterbus, Goldliner services and NI Railway services

Translink operated a holiday timetable on July 12 and 13 this week. Picture Mal McCann.
Translink operated a holiday timetable on July 12 and 13 this week. Picture Mal McCann.

Passengers travelling this weekend are being advised to check their journey in advance as Translink announces timetable changes for the Twelfth.

Translink has said that bus and train services will be operating holiday timetables for the July Bank Holiday on Friday July 12 and Saturday July 13.

Due to road closures and traffic restrictions in place for the Twelfth Metro, Glider, Ulsterbus and Goldliner will be running weekend or holiday services.

This also means bus substitutions for train passengers between Lanyon Place and Europa Buscentre (Great Northern Mall) will not operate on Friday, July 12.

Translink’s director of commercial operations, David Cowan, said: “We are advising passengers to check the timetable for their journey in advance on the Translink website,, by using the Journey Planner, or by phoning our Contact Centre on 02890 666630.”

He added: “We have a range of great value tickets on offer this summer. Families can take advantage of the Family and Friends ticket for £24, which offers unlimited day travel on all Translink services within Northern Ireland for up to two adults and four children.

“A Metro & Gilder Family ticket costs just £10 for 2 adults and 4 children, providing unlimited day travel on all Metro and Glider services.

“It’s not just families who can make the most of bus and train summer days out - the Bus Rambler ticket for unlimited day travel is only £10 per adult and can be used on all Ulsterbus, Goldliner, Metro and Glider services within Northern Ireland after 9.15am.

“For those who want to go further afield, the iLink Travel Card will offer unlimited bus and train day travel within Northern Ireland for only £19.00 or £9.50 for a child or ylink card holder. Or if you’re eligible for a 60+ SmartPass or a Senior SmartPass, you can take advantage of free travel anywhere in Northern Ireland on any Translink bus or train service completely free of charge.”