Belfast Central Railway Station

Belfast Central Railway Station

Belfast Central Railway Station
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3.5 of 5 bubbles109 reviews
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Natasha N
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Had an issue with ticket booking on Irish Rail and explained to staff I didn’t have a printed ticket. They did not care and had to buy a ticket than and there which equated to 77 euro for two of us just one way.

They weren’t at all helpful and so rude to us at the information and ticket desk.

We received dirty looks and a bad attitude from the two women at the desk.

Made to feel stupid for even asking would they be able to do anything.

Not sure what prompted their behaviour, I had to then ask did I have to buy another ticket - they didn’t offer any information.
Written 21 February 2024
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Hugh S
Dublin, Ireland23 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Might be a decent station for local services but useless for the numbers traveling on the Enterprise. Lacking information boards, seating & general facilities
Written 24 August 2023
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mollyN_ireland
n.ireland11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Imagine a main city centre train station without anywhere to buy a newspaper. Couldn't believe my ears when a very dour member of station staff said, "oh.. It's been closed for a long time". The queue for the train reached the front door and the numbers of folk groaning about lack of facilties was embarrassing. What is Brlfast City Council doing? It would appear, nothing!
Oh, and there were many travellers boarding the train who were completely confused about the booking system. It seems you can only book tickets for seats with the Southern Ireland rail company - but not with N. Ireland Railways. Two different train companies operate the same train service! Only in Ireland!
Written 31 July 2023
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huskertravelers
Omaha, NE1,078 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The employees were very helpful and assisted us in understanding how to find our platform. The building is clean and modern and has snack options.
Written 4 July 2023
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KanesK
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
You cannot buy a web ticket online on Translink before journey (15 pounds) unless you book 72 hours ahead which is so unrealistic and unreasonable especiallyif you are a tourist. So you are forced to buy a standard ticket (30-40 pounds)

However, if you go on Irish Rail website , you can see the ticket for Belfast to Dublin for 15 euro. 30 euro cheaper than the same ticket purchased on Translink!!??But you can't buy it ???!!!

Translink are being con Artists and forcing people to pay overpriced tickets.

The only solution I can think of is to buy a return on the irish rail website to Belfast and cancel the outward Journey but you can't print an online ticket without the lanyard place ticket office. Gonna try this out, this should be fun...
Written 16 September 2022
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Sláinte
Western Ireland, Ireland162 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Arrived for Enterprise train service to Dublin at Lanyon Station. Rebranded name but just the same dismal place. Hand sanitiser dispenser empty in queue. Table at our seat on train swimming with a clear liquid when we sat down. Catering trolly arrived and it was 'out of sandwiches' despite only leaving the station and we were in the first carriage to be served !Train trundled down to Dublin just as it did 20 and more years ago. Arrived 5 minutes late. And guess what it cost two people single-way? £60, yes £60 one-way!
Written 19 August 2022
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Michael W
Belfast, UK6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
My first experience of Lanyon Place for a few years. Quite dreadful. No facilities open at 8.00 am or when I returned at 5.00pm. No shop, no cafe, nowhere to get anything to eat or even a newspaper. All the vending machines empty. The coffee machine was working and the toilets were open. Be thankful I suppose for small mercies. A soulless dark barren empty shell of a station. Disgraceful. Translink should feel embarrassed by it. By contrast Derry railway station had a nice place where you could get coffee and food and is light and airy.
Written 11 October 2021
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james
Belfast, UK5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Where would you start !
Announcements inaudible - maybe it keeps the 3 guys in yellow jackets in jobs - being asked the same questions by numerous passengers on my recent visit .
A small black board with small red writing on it so you couldn’t read departures etc
No system to pick up pre booked tickets ( joining a long queue in covid times not the best idea ! )
Best kept secret reduced parking rate BUT not advertised , you have to pay in the station before you leave it ( on my trip cash only no cards ) and only one machine working , is this to put people off ?
Staff friendly enough but let’s bring this station into the 21 st century come on translink you can do it
Written 3 September 2021
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Helen Pitcher OBE
13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Business
Staff in ticket kiosk rude. Senior Rail card not accepted! Thought we are all part of United Kingdom
Written 23 February 2020
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Kaz
10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We came to Belfast for the weekend , hard to believe that this was once called Central Station, toilets are in serious need of renovation.
Translink ticketing system doesn't allow you to buy Enterprise Plus tickets from the ticket office.
On the plus side all translink staff were very helpful and friendly.
Written 22 January 2020
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