Translink announces transport plan for Balmoral Show

Brothers L-R Sam, Eddie & Matthew Mercer travel with Ruby the Hen and Louie the lamb to announce Translinks special bus, coach and train transport plans for this years Balmoral Show, May 11 - 13.
Brothers L-R Sam, Eddie & Matthew Mercer travel with Ruby the Hen and Louie the lamb to announce Translinks special bus, coach and train transport plans for this years Balmoral Show, May 11 - 13.

Translink and RUAS are encouraging visitors to the Balmoral Show, 11 – 13 May 2016, to take advantage of special travel arrangements and leave extra time to make onward train connections.

Translink Group Chief Executive Chris Conway says visitors can get on board special bus, coach and train services for a relaxing journey to Balmoral Park.

“After a successful and hugely popular public transport operation last year, we are working closely with RUAS to provide hassle-free bus and train travel for the Show and would encourage visitors to plan their journey using our dedicated website section www.translink.co.uk/balmoralshow2016/

“Special coach day tours are available to purchase online offering return journey to the Show plus admission for just £31 (adult) & £16 (child).

“The Show starts at 9.30am each day and we are providing a free and frequent Translink shuttle bus service running between Lisburn Train Station and the Showground from 8.30am – 8.00pm (Wed & Thurs) / 7.30pm (Fri).

“The estimated outward journey time is around 20-30 minutes and we are advising passengers to allow 30 – 45 minutes transfer time to return from the Show back to Lisburn for onward train connections – especially anyone using cross-border or North West services.

“Anyone using either the free shuttle bus or special coach package deal can also enjoy priority Show entry. For additional convenience, selected morning train services coming from the North will run through to Lisburn so passengers will not need to change trains in Belfast and selected Enterprise services between Dublin and Belfast will be stopping at Lisburn on each day of the Show.

“We also have a range of discount travel tickets available including a third-off day return train tickets or selected Goldline coach services after 9.30am.”

Colin McDonald, Chief Executive RUAS commented: “Preparations for this year’s Balmoral Show are well advanced and we are looking forward to welcoming thousands of visitors to Balmoral Park over the coue of the three days. We have teamed up with Translink to provide coach day tours from a range of regional towns. This offer represents a convenient and economical way to visit the Show.

“Our complimentary shuttle bus service from Lisburn train station to the Show will be in operation again. This service has operated very successfully with shuttle bus passengers enjoying quick access to the Showground.

“Bus passengers who purchase early bird tickets on the Balmoral Show website will also be able to enjoy priority entrances to the Show,” said Colin.

For further travel information including ticket purchase click www.translink.co.uk/balmoralshow2016/ or call 028 9066 6630.