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Translink cuts put over 1,000 bus and rail services at risk

Poor families and people in rural areas face losing access to basic services under deeply concerning plans: union

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One of Translink’s rural bus services. Credit: Stephen Hamilton

One of Translink’s rural bus services. Credit: Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

Warning: Translink’s Chris Conway. Credit: Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Warning: Translink’s Chris Conway. Credit: Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

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One of Translink’s rural bus services. Credit: Stephen Hamilton

Translink budget cuts that could lead to the loss of more than 1,000 services are “deeply concerning” for low-income families and people living in rural areas, a trade union has said.


Unite deputy regional secretary Davy Thompson was reacting to a stark warning from Translink chief executive Chris Conway, who said public transport funding could be cut by 10% under Stormont’s draft budget.


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