Translink – Additional Cross Border Enterprise train services get the green light for Peak Hourly Service!

Please be aware that, ahead of the busy summer season, Translink and Iarnród Éireann are set to introduce additional Enterprise services from Thursday 8th June in response to the record passenger numbers now choosing smarter train travel between Belfast and Dublin.

The new enhanced Enterprise timetable will see 14 extra services operating between Thursday and Sunday, providing around 3,000 additional seats and making the service even more convenient and attractive for people to travel on this popular cross-border service.

The additional services, operating from Thursday 8th June until Sunday 3rd September, will see the number of daily departures increase to 20 (Thursday to Saturday) – 10 in either direction, and 12 on Sundays (or 6 in each direction on Sundays).

Translink has been working closely with our service partners in Iarnród Éireann, and this new timetable will ensure we continue to provide a high quality customer experience on the flagship service, with the right capacity to meet the increase in demand and help keep everyone better connected.

This vital service has enabled people to do business trips, enjoy family days out, access concerts, sporting events and much more, and we trust that this increase in frequency will help even more passengers enjoy hassle-free, good value, and greener travel which is great news for everyone and great for the climate too.

We recently celebrated carrying over 1 million passengers last year – the highest number in 20 years, and working with Iarnród Éireann, we are ambitious to grow and develop the Enterprise service.  Our strong partnership means we can deliver this boost to summer frequency and capacity, and give a preview of the extensive service expansion we plan to deliver together in the future.

The additional services will also incorporate a catering trolley service.


Additional services will include the following departures (additional services in bold):

From Belfast Lanyon Place

Thursday, Friday, Saturday Sunday
06.50 09.00
08.00 11.05
09:33 (09:36 Saturday) 13.05
10.35 16.05
12.35 17.05
14.05 19.05


From Dublin Connolly

Thursday, Friday, Saturday Sunday
07.35 10.00
09.30 12.00
11.20 13.00
12.21 14.00
13.20 16.00
15.20 19.00



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