30th April 2020 - Page 5



BALMORAL SHOW
FARMWEEK
MAY 09 2019
5
Be a smart ‘moover’ with Translink
T
RANSLINK and RUAS
are encouraging visitors
to the Balmoral Show
on May 15-18 to plan
their journeys and
take advantage of special
bus, coach and train travel
arrangements.
Announcing this year’s
public transport plans for
Ireland’s largest agricultural
and food event, Translink’s
Director of Service Operations
Ian Campbell said: “This year’s
Balmoral Show is shaping up
to be another epic four-day
event and we’re working
closely with show organisers
to offer visitors hassle-free
journeys to enjoy all the action
at Balmoral Park.
“We’re encouraging everyone
to plan their journeys online
at www.translink.co.uk/
balmoralshow/ and enjoy
convenient services and
good value ticket options.
Also remember to check out
our ‘Team Translink’ Stand
at the show to find out about
the latest public transport
developments like Bus + Train
Week this June,” said Ian.
Rhonda Geary, Operations
Director, RUAS, commented:
“With just days to go to
this year’s Balmoral Show,
preparations are well
underway. We are looking
forward to welcoming
thousands of visitors to
Balmoral Park over the course
of the four days. As always
with so much to see and do at
the show it’s important to get
there in good time. We have
once again teamed up with
Translink to provide coach day
tours from a range of regional
towns; this offers a convenient
and economical way to visit
the show.
“The free Translink shuttle
bus service from Lisburn train
station to the show will also
be in operation again. This
service has operated very
successfully with shuttle bus
passengers enjoying quick
access to the showgrounds.
Bus passengers who purchase
early bird tickets on the
Balmoral Show website will
also be able to enjoy priority
entrances to the show.’’
Special coach day tours are
available to purchase online
and from selected Ulsterbus
stations offering a return
journey to Balmoral Park and
show admission for just £34.50
(adult) and
£12.50 (child).
Service
departure
points include
Londonderry,
Limavady,
Strabane,
Omagh,
For further travel information including ticket purchase click
www.translink.co.uk/balmoralshow/ or call 028 9066 6630.
For the latest travel updates follow @Translink_NI on Twitter. For
Balmoral Show information click www.balmoralshow.co.uk
Enniskillen, Dungannon,
Antrim, Magherafelt,
Ballymena, Ballymoney and
Coleraine with other locations
also served along these main
routes.
The show starts at 9.30am
each day and Translink is
providing a free and frequent
Translink shuttle bus service
running between Lisburn Train
Station and the showgrounds
from 9am-6.20pm (Wed &
Sat), 9am-8.20pm (Thurs) and
9am-7.20pm (Fri). Exhibitors
can also use a special shuttle
service available from 8.30am.
Anyone using either the free
shuttle bus or special coach
package deal can also enjoy
priority show entry.
For additional convenience,
there will be enhanced train
capacity on local services
and selected morning trains
coming from the North
West and North Coast will
run through to Lisburn so
passengers will not need
to change trains in Belfast.
For Enterprise customers
travelling between Dublin
and Belfast, Translink has
increased the number of
services that will be stopping
at Lisburn on each day of the
show.
A range of discount travel
tickets are also available
including a Family & Friends
day ticket and a third-off day
return tickets on NI Railways,
Goldline coach and Ulsterbus
services after 9.30am.
For passenger comfort,
visitors are being encouraged
to avoid peak travel time
and make their journey
to the show after 9.30am.
Shuttle bus passengers are
also encouraged to pre-book
their show ticket and senior
smartpass customers can take
advantage of their free travel
on scheduled services to get to
the event.
n The estimated outward
shuttle bus journey time is
around 20-30 minutes and
passengers are
advised to
allow 30-45
minutes
HOOF IT TO BALMORAL SHOW WITH TRANSLINK: Pupils Chloe
Ferris, Kate Armstrong and Jude Spence from Ballymacash PS
join Translink’s Ian Campbell and Rhonda Geary from RUAS to
announce Translink’s special bus, coach and train transport plans
for this year’s Balmoral Show.
transfer time to return from
the show back to Lisburn
for onward train and bus
connections – especially
anyone using cross-border
or North West services. The
shuttle bus service will have
limited space for prams and
wheelchairs so all buggies
should be folded before getting
onto any Translink services.
n The Enterprise trains will
also be stopping at Lisburn over
the four show days:
Dublin-Belfast: 7.35am,
9.30am, 11.20am and 1.20pm
Lisburn-Dublin: 2.16pm,
4.16pm, 6.16pm and 8.16pm.
SPECIAL GOLDLINE COACH DAY TOURS
Ticket prices:
Return Travel & Priority Show Entry:
Adult £34.50, Senior 65+ £27.50, Youth 1217yrs old £19.50, 5-11yrs old £12.50, Under
5s £10.50 (note – free show entry). Return
Travel Only: Adult £19.50, Senior 65+
£19.50, Youth 12-17yrs old £10.50, Child
5-11yrs old £10.50, Under 5s £10.50 (note –
free show entry).
Online ticket sales will close at 3pm on
the day before departure.

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