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Public Transport

Public Transport Services Division is responsible for the discharge of statutory and other duties in respect of public transport in Northern Ireland. This Division sponsors the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company,and provides financial and administrative support to help ensure the operational delivery of transport policy in Northern Ireland. This extends to the planning, delivery and governance of public transport in Northern Ireland.

Funding of £200m has been provided by the Department for Regional Development between 2004/05 and 2014/15 to assist Translink in the purchase of new buses and the upgrade of bus stations, workshops and garages. This funding has enabled Translink to purchase over 1,000 buses from 2004/05 to 2014/15.

The Division is responsible for the operational delivery of the Rural Transport Fund and the Transport Programme for People with Disabilities.  It is also responsible for the management of the Rathlin Ferry contract and of Donaghadee Harbour.  The Division is responsible for the Travelwise NI initiative.

To find out more about some of the schemes we run you should visit the NI Direct website.

More information on the Travelwise initiative is available at: