Translink announces Foyle Maritime Festival Nightmover services
15 July 2022
Translink has teamed-up with Derry City & Strabane District Council to provide extra services for spectators heading to the Foyle Maritime Festival as it makes a spectacular return to Derry~Londonderry.
Visitors are encouraged to use public transport options and a range of discount summer tickets to enjoy a hassle-free and great value day out.
Festival entry is free and highlights include the Maritime and Foyle Merchant Markets, Maritime Melodies, Tall Ship tours, and water-based taster sessions.
On Friday 22nd July, Translink will provide the following extra services after the festival’s magnificent ‘What Lies Beneath’ riverfront interactive experience that will animate the Foyle followed by a mesmerizing fireworks display:
On Sunday 24th July, there will be a special late-night train departure at 21.38hrs serving Bellarena, Castlerock and Coleraine so spectators can enjoy the final day of the festival.
Rail passengers using the special late-night trains can also connect to the North-West Transport Hub using a free rail-link shuttle bus service from Foyle Street Buscentre (on production of a valid train ticket and/or travel pass).
Translink’s Alan Young said: “The festival programme is jam-packed with exciting things to see and do and we want to connect people to the heart of all the action, making the most of their summer adventure.
“We’ve worked closely with the council to provide these additional late-night services that will enable festival-goers to enjoy the fantastic fireworks display and entertainment along the marina.
“From our £2 Foyle Metro day ticket to our £22 Family & Friends ticket providing unlimited bus and rail travel for up to 2 adults and 4 children, there’s many great value travel options to choose from with full details online.
“We’re pleased to support the return of the Foyle Maritime Festival and would encourage spectators to plan their journeys now and make the most of their city visit.”
Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District Council, Councillor Sandra Duffy, welcomed the announcement of additional Translink services:
“We are delighted to see Translink on board with the Foyle Maritime Festival, making it even easier for visitors to get here, and saving them the inconvenience of finding parking. It’s also a huge priority for us this year that we demonstrate our commitment to the environment and greener travel options including bus and train.
“With tens of thousands of visitors expected over the course of the five days I would really encourage people to check out the additional public transport options, and where possible leave the car at home.
"I want to extend my thanks to Translink and all our partners for their support in planning this major outdoor celebration, which is always such an important boost to the local economy."