Coleraine - Belfast bus cancellations as staff shortages hit

Coleraine - Belfast bus cancellations as staff shortages hit

SEVERAL bus services have been cancelled due to staff shortages within the last week including today.

The service affected the most is the 218 Goldline service operating from Coleraine to Belfast and Belfast to Coleraine servicing areas of Ballymoney, Ballymena & Antrim.

Translink has announced a number of cancellations for today :

08:15 218 service from Coleraine
10:15 218 service from Coleraine
16:15 218 service from Coleraine

10:15 218 service from Belfast
12:15 218 service from Belfast
18:15 218 service from Belfast

In a statement to Causeway Coast Community a Translink spokesperson said:

“The recent 218 service cancellations were due to driver shortages, unrelated to Covid.

“We are actively recruiting for bus drivers and a number of drivers are currently progressing through our training academy to boost staff numbers.

“We apologise to passengers for any inconvenience caused.”

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