Despairing passengers will now be able to travel between Newry and Belfast much easier come next week.
From Monday July 3, Translink NI Railways is introducing an enhanced rail service between the two cities.
The move comes after customers became increasingly irritated with the service.
Additional morning and evening peak trains will operate as well as a later evening train departing Belfast at 10.10pm throughout the week. (Monday to Saturday)
Translink’s Rail Services Manager Hilton Parr said: “We have been listening to our customers and local stakeholders with regards to offering more timetable options to make it easier and even more attractive for people to take the train.
“We have seen strong growth over the last year with an increase in excess of 4.5% in passenger journeys on this route as more and more people make the train their first choice for travel; now we want to build on this.
“In addition to the timetable developments, we also have a range of everyday value travel tickets available for commuters such as weekly, monthly and mlink tickets, together with an excellent P&R facility at the station it’s a really easy and cost effective way to commute to Belfast.
Hilton added: “Also, with the later evening train home it is simple and more attractive if you want to socialise in Belfast and with one third off day returns available after 9.30am and our £17 Family and Friends Ticket too, it’s a great value option”.
With these changes we hope to attract more people to become #Smartmovers and enjoy all the benefits of train travel.
Full details of these enhancements and all our timetables can be found on our website http://www.translink.co.uk/Services/NI-Railways/Routes–Timetables/All-Timetables/
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