Newry Mourne and Down District Councillor Naomi Bailie (Sinn Féin) has written to Translink to request they consider the introduction of additional night time services in Downpatrick and the surrounding Lecale areas.
“It would be very welcome therefore that night time runs were introduced to allow people the choice of public transport into and out of the town and linking up with the last bus even from Newry and Belfast.
“I specifically asked that Translink consider runs between Newcastle and Downpatrick and between Downpatrick and Newry.
“A helpful addition would also be a service between Downpatrick and Strangford to tie in with the last ferry run, therefore allowing a whole community of people from another council area to avail of services and business in our district.
“I am happy to work with Translink on these proposals to improve the economic and social prospects of our area.”