Special Ballymoney transport plans for Vital 2016

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Translink is providing special train services for Ballymoney music fans travelling to see performances by Red Hot Chili Peppers (Thursday 25th August) and Avicii (Friday 26th August) at Boucher Playing Fields in South Belfast.

With over 50,000 music fans expected at Tennent’s Vital, Translink and festival organisers MCD are encouraging people to use train travel to South Belfast including special late night return services to bring people safely home.

Translink’s Claire Vaux says public transport is the smart move to get to and from the events: “Tennent’s Vital is one of Northern Ireland’s flagship music events always attracting the most popular acts so we’ve put in place attractive travel options for convenient and reliable journeys to and from the festival site.

“Balmoral Train Station is situated close to Boucher Playing Fields and we will enhance rail services throughout the day to bring people to the site. Late night return rail shuttles will run from 10.45pm – 11.45pm following each concert running from Balmoral to Great Victoria Street and onward to Ballymoney at midnight. Concert-goers should leave plenty of time to make this connection.

“We hope everyone enjoys a great night out but would remind passengers that alcohol consumption and smoking are strictly not permitted on trains, coaches and buses. Anyone who appears to be intoxicated may be refused travel,” said Claire.

For full details on Translink’s Tennent’s Vital train, coach and bus services click www.translink.co.uk/tennentsvital/ or call 028 90 66 66 30.