Rail travel

Information about using rail services in Northern Ireland if you have a reduced mobility.

Rail travel

Rail services

Rail services within Northern Ireland are provided by Northern Ireland Railways.

Rail services operate between some of the main towns and cities, including:

  • Antrim
  • Ballymena
  • Bangor
  • Belfast
  • Carrickfergus
  • Coleraine
  • Derry/Londonderry
  • Larne
  • Lurgan
  • Newry
  • Portadown
  • Portrush

Northern Ireland Railways and Iarnród Éireann operate a joint Enterprise service between Belfast and Dublin.

Further information on train services can be found in this section:

Free travel or reduced fares

Older people and people with a disability can travel for free, or for half fare, on public transport.

Free travel passes from any other countries are not accepted in Northern Ireland.

Senior citizens who live in the Republic of Ireland can, however, get all Ireland free travel at the age of 66.

You can get further information on the page below:

Accessibility of stations

Translink has produced a guide setting out what features are available at major halts and stations to help people with reduced mobility to use them.  

Further information on the accessibility of Translink services can be found at this link:

Translink operates an online journey planner to help you plan your trips on public transport and also provides a telephone service from their call centre.

The Inclusive Mobility Transport Advisory Committee (imtac) have produced a factsheet on rail services.

A guide has also been developed for people with learning disabilities using rail services.

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