Dunloy and Rasharkin residents are set to benefit from additional Translink Ulsterbus services under a new pilot scheme aimed at providing better connections to Ballymoney town centre. The move came following on-going engagement with passengers and local stakeholders in key communities in the area.
Sam Todd, Service Delivery Manager, Translink said:
“We regularly monitor our services and listen to our passengers and stakeholders to identify and consider new opportunities for growth. As a result of this engagement, we’re pleased to announce that under the pilot scheme, we will be adding an additional morning and afternoon bus service on both the 113 from Dunloy to Ballymoney and the 118 between Ballymoney, Rasharkin and Dunloy. We intend to monitor closely the response to these changes which we hope will offer our customers more choice, flexibility and better access to the town centre.
“In addition, we would like to remind residents who make these journeys regularly that using a multi-journey Smartlink card can save them 30% off the cost of travel on both services all year round. We hope these latest developments along with our range of great value tickets will attract even more people on board our buses,” Sam concluded.
Ian Paisley MP said, “I welcome these additional services and know that they will benefit the elderly and those in the rural areas who depend on public transport. I am pleased to see that Translink has listened to me when I lobbied them and that this has now resulted in a positive outcome for the people in my constituency who need it most.”
Full information on fares, timetable information and ticketing options can be found at www.translink.co.uk or call the contact centre on 028 90 66 66 30.