Additional public transportation announced for L’Derry’s Halloween festivities



Additional public transportation services have been announced for the upcoming Halloween festivities at L’Derry, Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon said.

On Sunday October 31, additional bus, coach and train services will be available for those traveling to and from the festivities. Additional shuttles will also operate between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. between October 29 and October 31 between the North West Transport Hub and the Foyle Street Bus Center to facilitate use of the walking trail.

Minister Mallon said: “Derry is renowned for its Halloween celebrations with a range of events and activities culminating with the incredible fireworks display at 9pm on Halloween night.

“I want to make sure we play our part in making the city’s Halloween festivities a success by providing additional transit services for those attending the events. We worked with Translink and the Council to develop the schedule and service plans for the Halloween fireworks display. and the broader program of events.

“The city will be incredibly busy on weekends and on Sundays in particular, so I would encourage people to use public transport where possible or to walk or cycle if the trip is short. driving in the city, I urge you to follow all restrictions in place and park legally and responsibly at all times.

“I wish the local council, the people of Derry and beyond every success in what I am sure will be a fantastic event.”

Translink Group Managing Director Chris Conway said: “We are delighted to be working again with Derry City and the Strabane District Council. In addition to the vast array of special bus and train offerings and services, there will be a spooky installation inside the North West Transport Hub as part of the Council’s Halloween Walking Trail.

“We look forward to supporting this popular spooky spectacle by connecting people and communities and helping to make this vibrant celebration an exceptional event for the region.

“We encourage passengers to plan their trip by visiting or using the trip planner,” he concluded.

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Alderman Graham Warke said: “I am delighted that additional public transport services are being provided for those traveling to our world famous Halloween celebrations this weekend.

“It promises to be a fantastic weekend for the whole family and the additional transport services will make it more accessible for the public wishing to be a part of the celebrations. I would strongly encourage the public to use public transport as much as possible and help reduce traffic jams and help make the event a safer and more enjoyable experience for everyone. “


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