Translink on Track for Balmoral Show

27th Apr 2023

The Balmoral Show, Northern Ireland’s biggest food and agri event, is getting ready to welcome thousands of people each day to the popular family-friendly showcase in May, and Translink is encouraging visitors to travel by bus or train to enjoy a great day out with an easy, hassle-free journey.

The four-day show will run from 10-13 May at Balmoral Park, Lisburn and visitors will be able to take advantage of a schedule of rail services with enhanced capacity and a free shuttle bus from Lisburn Train Station taking them directly to the show. Selected Enterprise services between Dublin and Lanyon Station will also stop at Lisburn station to help get people to the event.

The shuttle service will provide a quick and easy way for showgoers to gain access to the event. Operating approximately every 15 minutes throughout the day, and more frequently at peak times, the service will start half an hour before opening time, with a final shuttle 30 minutes after closing.

Commenting on the return of the popular event, Gordon Milligan from Translink, said:

“Balmoral Show is a calendar highlight each year, with so much to enjoy for families and visitors of all ages, so it’s no surprise it welcomes thousands to the showgrounds each day. With a great choice of travel options across bus and rail, Translink can help visitors get to and from the show in comfort and stress-free. We’ve also got a selection of travel ticket options to offer value for money. So, whether you’re making the most of your closest Park and Ride or simply leaving the car at home, we’re ready to welcome you on board to enjoy a great day out.”

Families travelling to the event can take advantage of Translink’s Family and Friends ticket for £23, which offers unlimited day travel on all Translink services within Northern Ireland for up to two adults and four children.

Meanwhile all Goldliner day returns and NI Railway day returns after 9.30am benefit from 25% off.

Or if you’re lucky enough to be eligible for a 60+ SmartPass or a Senior SmartPass, you can take advantage of free travel anywhere in Northern Ireland on any Translink bus or train service completely free of charge.

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