When a Christmas tree train takes over the rails and trains are shut down, here are some things you need to know about the train that’s been taking over the railroads of Northern Ireland
Christmas train: The Christmas train has taken over the railways of Northern Irish railroads, leaving them with just two days of train service on the Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and New Year Day.
Train operator Northern Ireland Railways (NIR) has been running a 24-hour Christmas Train service, with a train running from Newtownabbey to Belfast on December 29, 2019.
The train is scheduled to leave Newtownabberie station in the early hours of December 29.
Train service on December 31 was cancelled as the train’s driver, a 24 year old man, was taken to hospital.
Train driver and crew were later discharged, leaving only a few trains running on the New Year Eve service.
The 24-hrs of Christmas Train operation is a result of the Northern Ireland government passing a bill in 2018 to increase the number of trains running between Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The bill increased the number from 24 to 30 trains and the length of service from 24 hours to 24 hours and 24 hours.
The New Year Train service is still running and the train is expected to continue to operate until February 8, 2020, when the Northern Irish government will allow the train to run on its own again.
The new service will have a maximum capacity of just under 3,000 passengers.
The Northern Ireland Passenger Survey found that nearly half of Northern islanders are familiar with the train, with two thirds of passengers saying they had been on the train.
There have been several other train services in Northern Ireland, however, and most of them operate with only one train service each day.
On January 12, 2019, trains from Newtownamore to Belfast, were shut down due to flooding in the city.
However, trains were allowed to continue on a two-day schedule for the next three days.
On January 25, 2019 the Northern Belfast and Northern Armagh Railway, and the New Belfast Railway, were all operating with a one-day service between Newtownabbeys station and Belfast, until February 3, 2019 when all three services were shut.
Northern Ireland Railway’s chief executive, Richard McCallum, said the Northern Armaggham, New Bermingham and Newtownabdeen Railway, which runs between Belfast and Armagh, are expected to resume normal service on New Year.
He said Northern Railways aims to make sure Northern Ireland is safe on Christmas Day, with an emphasis on safety measures to reduce the number and number of accidents, including train and bus drivers and train crew.
In October 2018, a number of train drivers from the Northern Railway were injured in a collision between a train and a lorry, which resulted in the deaths of seven people.
An investigation was launched into the incident and the Northern railways chief executive said the accident could have been avoided if the driver had known the conditions of the lorry.
During the Christmas Train operations, trains will travel between Newtownahe and Newtownin, but there is no guarantee they will return to Newtownabbes station until the end of December.
The Northern Railroads Christmas Train will be operating with limited service from December 29 until January 5, 2019 at an average capacity of between 6,000 and 7,000 people.