Threatened Industrial Action impacts on Cross Border train services

Due to threatened industrial action within Irish Rail, Translink is advising passengers that there will be no guarantee of cross border services operating on Sun 24th and Mon 25th August.

Cross Border train services will operate between Belfast and Newry only. There will be no onwards rail replacement bus services between Newry and cross border destinations.

The normal scheduled Belfast to Newry timetable will be maintained on these dates however, services will be operated by an NI Railways local train and not the Enterprise train. As such, there will be no First Plus or catering available.

Online bookings are currently suspended for these dates. Passengers, who had purchased tickets for Enterprise services travelling beyond Newry for these dates, prior to us being aware of this industrial action, will be contacted directly by Translink from Monday 18th August to organise refunds.

Passengers wishing to travel cross border on these dates are advised to use coach services X1/X2 from Europa Buscentre. For more details on fares and times visit

Normal Enterprise services will resume on Tue 26th August. Translink apologise for any inconvenience caused.

For further information follow @Translink_NI on Twitter, click on or call the contact centre on 02890666630.