Be a ‘Metro Friend’ and save up to £5 on bus travel

Nigel Dodds MP and Carol Marsden, Metro Brand Manager, launch the 'Metro Friends' promotion. Pic by Aaron McCracken/Harrisons
Nigel Dodds MP and Carol Marsden, Metro Brand Manager, launch the 'Metro Friends' promotion. Pic by Aaron McCracken/Harrisons

Throughout February people in Newtownabbey and North Belfast are being given the opportunity to avail of discounted travel on Metro services along the Antrim and Shore Road corridors as part of a new Translink promotion.

‘Metro Friends’ aims to encourage customers to use Smartlink, instead of paying by cash for each journey and take advantage of savings of up to £5.

Over 30,000 households on the Antrim and Shore Road corridors have received a Metro Friends postcard containing two promotional codes. The codes can be entered online at www.translink.co.uk/metrofriends and customers can then purchase an Adult Metro Smartlink Card with five journeys at the special Metro Friends fare. This provides savings of between £4 and £5.

Carol Marsden, Metro Brand Manager, commented: “We want to encourage as many people as possible to consider using our Metro services as their preferred travel option as it offers good value, especially when using Smartlink.

“Public transport can also deliver wider benefits to the community by reducing the number of cars on the road in these busy corridors.”

North Belfast MP Nigel Dodds added his backing to the promotion, saying: “Everyone is glad of a special offer and I hope that this discount is successful in encouraging more people to use the Metro services along the Antrim and Shore Road corridors.

“I am keen to see steady progress in the enhancement of public transport and I welcome any measures which improve the value, frequency and usage of the Metro bus system.”

Full details of the ‘Metro Friends’ promotion, which runs until February 29, are available online at www.translink.co.uk/metrofriends