New Year Northern Ireland bus, train and bin collection arrangements
Christmas is here once again and as is usual there are changes to public services over the coming weeks. Below is the Christmas arrangements for your council area for bin collections and information on bus and rail timetable changes.
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Belfast City Council
No bin/recycling box collections on Christmas Day or Boxing Day.
If your bin/recycling boxes are due for collection on Mon 25 Dec, leave them out for collection on Sat 23 Dec.
And if your collection is due on Tues 26 Dec, it will be on Christmas Eve (Sun 24 Dec) instead.
For Monday, January 1, collection will be on Saturday, December 30.
For more info on holiday arrangements for council services and venues, please visit our website: www.belfastcity.gov.uk/holidayarrangements
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
No collection on Christmas Day or Boxing Day.
For more go to: www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/Residents/Holiday-Arrangements
Ards and North Down Borough Council
Collection due on will be collected on
Monday 25 December Tuesday 26 December
Tuesday 26 December Wednesday 27 December
Wednesday 27 December Thursday 28 December
Thursday 28 December Friday 29 December
Monday 1 January Tuesday 2 January
Tuesday 2 January Wednesday 3 January
Wednesday 3 January Thursday 4 January
Thursday 4 January Friday 5 January
Waste recycling centres at Ballygowan, Bangor, Comber, Donaghadee, Holywood. Kircubbin, Millisle, Newtownards and Portaferry will be closed on 25, 26 and 27 December 2017 and 1 January 2018.
For more go to: www.ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk/resident/bins-and-recycling
Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
Bin and food waste caddy collections (if applicable) scheduled for Monday 25th December 2017 will take place on Saturday 23rd December except for Limavady council legacy area when collections will take place on Friday 22nd December.
Collections will take place as normal on Tuesday 26th December.
Bin and food waste caddy collections (if applicable) scheduled for Monday 1st January 2018 will take place on Friday 29th December for Limavady council legacy area and Saturday 30th December for Coleraine and Moyle council legacy areas. No change to collections for households in Ballymoney council legacy area. Bins should be out for collection at 7am.
For more go to: www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/
Derry City and Strabane District Council
In Derry, black bins normally collected on Monday December 25th will now be collected on Saturday December 23rd, black bins normally collected on Tuesday December 26th will be collected on Saturday December 30th and blue bins for Monday January 1st will be collected on Saturday January 6th.
In Strabane, black bins normally collected on Monday December 25th will now be collected on Saturday December 23rd, black bins will be collected as normal on Tuesday December 26th and blue bins due to be collected on Monday January 1st will be collected on Saturday December 30th.
Refuse centres across Derry and Strabane will all be closed on Christmas Day and most will be closed on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, a full listing of opening hours for refuse centres during the holiday period is available on Council’s website.
For more go to www.derrystrabane.com/service/wasterecycling/calendar
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
There will be no bin collection service on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 December 2017. Bins due for collection on Monday 25 December will be collected on Saturday 23 December 2017.
Bins due for collection on Tuesday 26 December will be collected on Saturday 30 December 2017.
Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council
HOLIDAY BIN COLLECTION ARRANGEMENTS The following arrangements have been made for kerbside collections of recyclables...Posted by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council on Wednesday, December 20, 2017
For more go to: www.lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk/resident/bins-recycling
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
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Mid Ulster District Council
If your bin is due to be collected on Monday 25 December it will now be collected on Saturday 23 December.
Bin collections will take place as normal on Tuesday 26 December and Monday 1 January, except for the Dungannon area where collections will take place on Saturday 30 December instead of Monday 1 January.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
For more go to: www.newrymournedown.org/bin-collections-and-recycling
Buses and trains
Translink holiday timetables come into effect on Christmas Eve.
Ulsterbus, Metro or Northern Ireland Railways services will not operate on Christmas Day and services will end earlier than usual on Christmas Eve.
Ulsterbus and Metro services will be operating a holiday timetable on Boxing Day 2017, Tuesday 26th December.
Ulsterbus, including the X1, X2, X3 and X4 and Metro will run full schedules on 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th December and will operate holiday timetables on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, with an early evening close on New Year’s Eve.
Northern Ireland Railways will run a regular service with some exceptions on Christmas Eve. There will be no train services on Christmas Day or Boxing Day. Saturday timetables will operate on 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th December.
NI Railways will operate normal schedules on New Year’s Eve, Sunday 31st December, with an early evening close and a Sunday service will also operate on New Year’s Day.
Belfast to Dublin Enterprise Trains will run their usual schedules on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, with the last train leaving Belfast Central at 7.05 pm and the last train leaving Dublin Connolly at 7.00pm.
Enterprise services will not run on Christmas Day or Boxing Day, while a limited service will operate on New Year’s Day.
There will also be changes to Park and Ride services over the Christmas period. For full details of alterations and all festive season timetables, visit www.translink.co.uk or call 02890 666630.
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