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Translink - Articles and news items

£45m smart ticketing investment to transform public transport in Northern Ireland

Rail industry news / 6 September 2016 /

A £45 million investment programme to deliver smart ticketing across public transport in Northern Ireland’s was announced on 06 September by Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard.

Belfast Transport Hub regeneration project gets underway

Rail industry news / 10 March 2016 /

Belfast Transport Hub Regeneration Project has entered an important phase of work with demolition beginning on the main construction site area situated along Grosvenor Road in the City Centre.

Translink updates m-ticketing app

Rail industry news / 27 October 2014 /

Translink, Northern Ireland’s transport company operating Metro, NI Railways and Ulsterbus services is working with Corethree, the leader in m-ticketing technology, in a partnership that will deliver Corethree’s first mobile ticketing deployment on rail services and creates many improvements and new features within the Translink m-ticketing app…

Translink leads the way in sustainable station development

Issue 6 2013 / 4 December 2013 /

In 2012/13, Translink rail passenger journeys reached a record breaking 11.5 million – an increase of 7% on the previous year. Overall, there were 78.5 million Translink passenger journeys on bus and train last year beating the Northern Ireland government’s target of 77 million.

During the summer of 2013, Translink success – fully completed two major infrastructure projects transforming passenger facilities in two busy towns in the North East and South of the country. The construction of Antrim Bus and Rail Centre brought Northern Ireland its first sustainable low carbon station and the redevelopment of Portadown Train Station provided an important gateway into an area which had seen annual rail passenger throughput increase by around 19% in the last five years.

Both projects were funded by Northern Ireland’s Department for Regional Development and the European Union’s INTERREG IVA (Portadown) and IVB (Antrim) Programmes.

Journey Planning ‘on the go’ with new app

Rail industry news / 4 July 2013 /

Bus & rail passengers throughout Northern Ireland can now plan their journey from their mobile device with the launch of a new app…

Official re-opening of railway line between Derry~Londonderry and Coleraine

Rail industry news / 26 March 2013 /

Translink officially re-opened the railway line between Derry~Londonderry and Coleraine…

More people choosing passenger transport as bus and rail passenger numbers exceed targets

Rail industry news / 18 July 2012 /

Publication of Translink Annual Review 2011/12…

Local contractors announced for major Londonderry railway line engineering work

Rail industry news / 10 July 2012 /

Coleraine – Londonderry railway line closure starts July 29…

Translink Northern Ireland choses Parkeon hand-held technology

Rail industry news / 18 May 2012 /

Following a competitive tender, Parkeon Transit has won a contract with Translink…

Rail travel at the touch of a button as Translink introduce mobile ticketing

Rail industry news / 9 January 2012 /

Rail passengers in Northern Ireland can now take advantage of “on the go” ticketing with the launch of mLink…

Interior of new Class 4000 DMUs contributes to attractive rail service

Issue 5 2011 / 22 September 2011 /

Rail travel in Northern Ireland is a huge success story. More-and-more people are choosing to take the train following service enhancements in recent years and the introduction of 23 Translink NI Railways Class 3000 trains in 2005. These developments have brought enormous benefits to passengers, greatly improving levels of reliability and comfort. There has been over 60% rail customer growth since 2002 meeting government targets four years early. In May 2011, Translink NI Railways announced that a record 10.4 million passenger journeys were made during 2010/11 – the highest level since the 1960s.
‘New Trains Two’

To date, the ‘New Trains Two’ Programme continues on schedule. Three of the 20 brand new Translink NI Railways Class 4000 DMUs (Diesel Multiple Units) have arrived in Northern Ireland and are currently undergoing intensive testing. The first train is due to enter passenger service in late-2011. All 20 new trains are due to be in service during 2012 when Translink NI Railways will operate an entirely modern fleet on its suburban services, replacing all of its old Class 450 and Class 80 DMUs.

European delegation views proposed plans for Antrim Bus and Rail Station

Rail industry news / 10 June 2011 /

Plans for the construction of a new modern and sustainable passenger facility…

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