Translink gets on board for busy week at NI Open

Translink Service Delivery Manager John Morgan and Ulsterbus Inspector Danny Halliday with Galgorm Castles Ross Oliver and the trophy for the Tayto Northern Ireland Open, in partnership with Ulster Bank.
Translink Service Delivery Manager John Morgan and Ulsterbus Inspector Danny Halliday with Galgorm Castles Ross Oliver and the trophy for the Tayto Northern Ireland Open, in partnership with Ulster Bank.

It’s now easier than ever to see the stars in action at the Tayto Northern Ireland Open, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Galgorm Castle.

That after Translink has come on board as one of the Official Suppliers for this week’s tournament.

All roads lead to Ballymena’s renowned championship venue and through Translink spectators can arrive in style and in good time at Galgorm Castle to enjoy a great day out with all the family.

Translink’s John Morgan says using public transport will be a hassle-free way to catch all the action: “This summer, we’ve a wide range of discount bus, coach and train tickets available to bring visitors to Ballymena to enjoy the golf and get home safely.

“Get on board our 218 and 219 Goldline coach service or hop on the train for fast and comfortable travel to and from the town with the added benefit of free Wifi to keep an eye on the latest golf results.

“Once you arrive at Ballymena station, use our free frequent shuttle bus service, taking you right to the NI Open entrance and we’ll also provide a free shuttle service from Ballee Park & Ride throughout the four-day event.”

Every year the NI Open breaks the European Challenge Tour attendance records as almost 40,000 came through the gates in 2015. This year organisers are confident they can attract in the region of 45,000, especially when the NI Open is FREE to enter and there is so much to see and do during tournament week. Simply register for tickets at niopen.golf.

“We’re delighted Translink has become an Official Partner to the NI Open,” explained Galgorm Castle’s Ross Oliver. “With Translink on board it allows visitors and spectators to use public transport as a way of getting to the venue and also to get home at the end of the day.

“One of the easiest ways to plan your trip is by using the Journey Planner link on the tournament website niopen.golf or via the new NI Open app.”

In addition, Translink is also providing bundled family and friends tickets to help visitors plan their day.

“Our Family and Friends Ticket offers unlimited bus and train day travel throughout Northern Ireland for up to two adults and four children for just £22, perfect for a family day out,” added Morgan.

“There is also a third-off NI Railways day return journeys after 9.30am, or a £9 bus rambler ticket for unlimited Translink bus and coach travel after 9.15am. We’ve also launched a new £7 Sunday Day Tracker rail ticket, offering unlimited all day travel on scheduled train services across Northern Ireland on Sundays – a great way to catch the final day’s play at Galgorm.”

For further information visit: www.translink.co.uk/niopen or call 90 66 66 30