East Antrim Ulster Unionist Party MLA Roy Beggs, who following the withdrawal of early and later train service between Larne and Belfast, has lobbied & met with Translink in the Larne Bus Station to learn of an earlier 6.00am GoldLiner Service and a later last train service to Larne.
Roy Beggs said;
“I had previously written to Translink to press for an earlier public transport link from Larne to Belfast in order to enable staff to get to work earlier following the withdrawal of 2 early morning trains due to budget pressures. I would have liked to see an earlier train in place, nevertheless,I welcome the news that new 6am Goldliner service from Larne will enable passengers get into Glengall Street for 7am and so get to work at an earlier time.”
“I had also pressed for a later train back to the area from Belfast, in order to enable more constituents who may be working or enjoying the night-time economy to return home using Public transport. We were advised that Northern Ireland Railways have agreed to a later last train from Belfast to Larne, with a departure time of 11pm from January 2016.”
“I recognise that Translink have made adjustments to try to accommodate more passengers. I believe that these changes will also make commercial sense as they should enable more to use public transport and greater revenue will be raised with limited additional costs. I am pleased that they have listened and taken on board concerns of passengers.”