New Translink travel deal for young people
A new travel scheme will mean a third off bus and rail fares in Northern Ireland for young people, according to Translink.
The yLink smartcard scheme, aimed at 16 to 23-year-olds, will also mean up to 50% off cross-border Enterprise fares.
It replaces Translink's student discount card and can be used by all young people, whether or not they are students.
The card costs £8 and does not carry an annual renewal charge.''Help young people'
Translink said the yLink system would provide savings on its Metro, Ulsterbus, NI Railways, Goldline and Enterprise services.
Translink's Norman Maynes said the yLink system would "help young people make their money go that bit further".
"As many of our young people do not yet drive, they rely on us to get them to where they need to be," he said.
"We hope yLink will encourage more 16 to 23-year-olds to stay with us or indeed use our services more often and enjoy the financial and environmental benefits of using the bus and train, particularly as we see the cost of private motoring continue to rise."