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Snow chaos gave Translink 'no option' but to suspend Northern Ireland Metro and Ulsterbus services

Translink has said it had no option but to suspend Metro and Ulsterbus services as weather conditions worsened on Tuesday night.

The public service transport provider took the unusual step of suspending all services as Northern Ireland was blanketed with snow after a Met Office amber alert urging people to prepare for the worst.

Services were pulled at 9.30pm on Tuesday. There was no impact on rail services. On Wednesday morning there was disruption to travel on the buses.

A Translink spokeswoman said:“Metro and Ulsterbus had to suspend services yesterday evening (16th Jan) due to the severe weather conditions. 

"Services continued to operate right up to around 9.30pm, but deteriorating road conditions meant for safety reasons bus services had to be withdrawn. Rail services continued to operate as scheduled.

“All bus services are back operating as scheduled from this morning however services are impacted by difficult road conditions in many areas.  Rail services are running on time.

“Bus tickets are being accepted on rail services.

“We would apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

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