LISBURN'S new Buscentre will open next Monday (June 30) marking
the start of a whole new era for public transport in the city.
The draughty and often damp wait endured by
generations of passengers in the shelters at Smithfield Square
will finally end and be replaced by the light and warmth of the
new state of the art facility opposite Lisburn Square Shopping
All local buses, including those travelling
into Belfast, will depart from the Buscentre and the Belfast
bound stop in Market Square will be discontinued.
However, passengers can board these buses at
the stops in Bachelors Walk outside the Railway Station and
Local Ulsterbus Manager Jim McCauley said the
company was 'delighted' to provide its Lisburn passengers with
the new facility
He said bus users would enjoy 'greater levels
of comfort, convenience and accessibility' and added Ulsterbus
was also finalising improvements to local services in order to
make the network easier to use.
"These measures include the use of clock-face
city service timetables and improved passenger information with
simple colour coded route maps," he added.
Mr. McCauley said all Lisburn services will
he operated by low floor vehicles providing easy access.
He also said new modern bus stops were being
introduced with improved passenger information and reminded
people a �1.70 day ticket was available for unlimited travel on
"Public transport has a significant
contribution to make towards delivering a modern, healthy and
efficient city and as such this new Buscentre represents an
important investment for Lisburn," he continued.
"We hope that the opening of the facility
together with the service enhancements will be welcomed by the
local community and encourage even more people to choose the bus
as the easy option."
The new timetables will be available shortly
from Lisburn Bus Station and the Buscentre which will replace it
next Monday; you can visit www.translink.co.uk or contact the
call centre on 9066 6630.