Extra Translink Train Services for Marathon Sunday 2022

07 March 2022

Extra Train Services in Operation for Marathon Runners this May 

Great news for participants of the 2022 Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon! 

Extra Translink Train Services

Official Transport Partner Translink has confirmed a new timetable for Sunday 1st May, which includes extra train services to help transport participants to Belfast for Marathon Sunday.


The Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon takes place at 9am on Sunday 1st May from Stormont Estate, inclusive of the Marathon, Team Relay and 8 Mile Walk events.


Translink has confirmed the following additional* trains operating across Northern Ireland on Sunday 1st May:


Coleraine 0620-Ballymoney 0631-Cullybackey 0650-Ballymena 0656-Antrim 0710-Mossley West 0722

Arrive Belfast Lanyon Place 0733


Newry 0648-Portadown 0710-Lurgan 0717-Moira 0724-Lisburn 0733

Arrive Belfast Lanyon Place 0745


Larne Harbour 0651-Larne Town 0655-Whitehead 0706-Downshire 0713-Carrickfergus 0716-Clipperstown 0718-Trooperslane 0722-Greenisland 0725-Jordanstown 0728-Whiteabbey 0732

Arrive Belfast Lanyon Place 0740


Bangor 0715-Bangor West 0719-Carnalea 0721-Helen’s Bay 0725-Seahill 0728-Cultra 0721-

Marino 0733-Holywood 0735-Sydenham 0739-Titanic Quarter 0742

Arrive Belfast Lanyon Place 0746


A normal Sunday timetable is in place for return journeys.  Visit www.translink.co.uk for details.


John Thompson, Health and Safety Manager at Translink said:


“Translink has been a long-term supporter of this great event and we’re pleased to be able to help race goers get safely to the start line relaxed and on time without the stress and hassle of driving and parking thanks to these additional services. We wish everyone good luck in their on-going training and success on the big day whether you’re walking, running as part of a relay or taking on the challenge of the full route.”


The 40th Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon takes place on Sunday 1st May 2022 with a Marathon, Team Relay and 8 Mile Walk option available.  Volunteer positions are also available across race weekend inclusive of an Expo and Pack Collection across Thursday 28th April (set up day), Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April (open to participants) at the TEC, Belfast.  Enter now at www.belfastcitymarathon.com to enjoy the middle rate (ends at midnight on 7th March).  Final entry will be on Friday 8th April 2022.


*Purchase from Stations and Conductors on the day (no online sales).  Standard fares apply.


The Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon is sponsored by Athletics Northern Ireland, Daily Mirror, Belfast City Council, Better, Cool FM (Downtown Radio and Downtown Country), Translink, Belfast Live, Tayto, Four Star Pizza and CompareNI.com.  This year’s official charity is Cancer Focus Northern Ireland.


Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon Sponsors