Unsuspecting passengers using Translink’s Metro service on Saturday (5th September) enjoyed a one-off comedy gig to kick off Metro Saturdays – an initiative designed to spread a little happiness as well as cost savings to Belfast passengers this autumn.
Northern Irish comedian Paddy McDonnell delivered gags on the move to passengers at Metro stops in the city to much laughter and surprise. Through Metro Saturdays, Translink is reminding passengers that leaving the car at home not only saves money, but also gives passengers the opportunity to enjoy a little ‘me time’ on board.
Saturdays between 5th September and 17th October will feature a number of ‘Happy Metro Saturday’ activities for passengers to enjoy on board, from short story readings to brain training. In addition, day travel throughout Belfast on a Saturday will cost just £2 with a Daylink card or £2.50 cash fare from the driver; and the usual £1 fee will be waived for passengers purchasing a Metro Smartlink card on a Saturday during this time.
Carol Lundy, Brand Manager with Translink said:
“Metro plays an important role in Belfast and we understand the weekend is a precious time for our passengers, be they travelling across the city for shopping, leisure or to enjoy its many fantastic sights.
“We want to make sure passengers not only have a hassle-free travel experience with Metro but also save money by leaving the car at home and enjoy the ‘happiness factor’ that taking Metro offers. By sitting back and letting our drivers handle the driving, passengers have the time on board to use as they please.”
Full information on Metro Saturdays is available at www.translink.co.uk/metro