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Larne rail services to be reduced

By Staff Reporter

Published 13/08/2015

Rail services to Larne are to be hit by Stormont cutbacks from the end of this month
Rail services to Larne are to be hit by Stormont cutbacks from the end of this month

Rail services to Larne are to be hit by Stormont cutbacks from the end of this month.

It's understood the three trains on the line will be reduced to two.

And the first train out of the Co Antrim port town in the morning is expected to depart an hour later - at 6.50am rather than 5.48am.

The last train back to Larne from Belfast is to leave at 10.55pm rather than 11.15pm.

A source told the Larne Times that staff had been told the moves were due to "DRD budget cuts".

The service reductions are part of Translink's overall plans to reduce costs across the public transport network due to the significant cutbacks in funding in 2015/16.

Translink's Ciaran Rogan said: "We would now encourage our customers to familiarise themselves with any changes to their specific services in case they need to adapt their usual travel plans, especially as a number of services have been retimed and there are also some Ulsterbus and Metro bus stop location changes in Belfast city centre."

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