Translink made an announcement that will see the operation of late night buses for select Metro routes which will serve those who want to enjoy the Culture Night festivities on the 22nd of September. The special late night bus operations will run at midnight and 1 am for the night of the 22nd only.
The plans to run late night buses are in response to the massive volumes of revelers expected at the celebrations. This year the expected attendance is in excess of 100,000 within Belfast city’s center. There will be hundreds of free shows and events at the Culture Night celebrations and discounted Translink tickets will be available for those coming into and heading out of Belfast city.
Goldline, NI Railways and Ulsterbus have up to one third off on tickets while Metro Family tickets will also be offered at only £9 for 2 adults and 4 children to enjoy unlimited Metro transport within Belfast.
The Culture Night celebrations have been an annual Belfast event for the past 9 years and the organisers are looking to make the event bigger and better every year. This year the event is being organised under the theme of Cultural Biodiversity. In the spirit of having a bigger event, the organisers are planning more free events than any previous celebration along with an expansion of the geographical area of the event. The celebrations will be taking place further out of the city center to places such as Belfast Habour, Big Fish, Bank Square and Belfast City Hall.
It is hoped that the late night buses will greatly improve the transport situation for this year’s Culture Night revelers as the celebrations grow and possibly turn out to be the biggest annual event in Belfast.