Disappointing to see Translink's late-night Christmas service cancelled, says Murray

Alliance Belfast City Councillor Micky Murray has said he is disappointed to see Translink cancel their late-night Christmas services, following following previous years' success.

Belfast City Council Micky Murray

The news comes after Translink had previously announced that they would look at extending the services beyond the festive period.
"Following last year's very successful late-night public transport, Translink announced in January that there would be late-night service options to extend throughout the year. So, it's very disappointing to hear that these services may not be repeated in December as they were last year," said Belfast City Councillor Micky Murray.
"Belfast boasts a vibrant nightlife and a growing night-time economy, but unfortunately, it is being stunted by the lack of public transport after 11pm. Private hire taxis have a monopoly in the city during these hours, and it’s been well-documented that fairs increase significantly after 11pm.
"If Translink is serious about helping to develop our city and our night-time economy then they need to provide late-night transport over the Christmas period at the very least and take steps towards extending these services throughout the year.
"I’m formally asking Belfast City Council’s City Growth and Regeneration Committee to write to Translink to request these services be repeated."