A Lisburn mum-of -three is championing public transport after recently enjoying a summer day trip to the Giant’s Causeway, making the most of a special Translink Green Travel Discount.
Kat Cassidy decided to take her son and two daughters, aged 7, 5 and 3 respectively, to the north coast by train, as they had never done it before.
The family travelled first on the 9.05am NI Railways express service from Lisburn to Great Victoria Street station, taking advantage of a £20 friends and family bus and train ticket, valid for one day for up to two adults and four children.
Said Kat, “We travelled during peak time and the train was still pretty full therefore we had to stand but really it wasn’t an issue as the train was so quick we arrived in Belfast in just nine minutes.”
Then it was on to the 221 Goldline coach service to the Causeway.
“With just one stop at Ballymena we arrived at the Giants causeway at 11am,” said Kat.
“I was delighted to make a £3 saving off a family ticket at the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre, a special Green Travel Discount when you present a valid Translink ticket.”
The return trip saw the family take the 2pm express bus, arriving at Belfast at 3.30pm.
“ I used the free Wi-Fi on board the bus to check the train timetable and there was an express train at 3.41pm.,” said Kat.