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6 March 2017

Translink asks public to create Bus of Legends celebrating the best local talent

Translink is calling on the people of Derry-Londonderry to nominate local living legends to be celebrated and showcased on the city’s first ever Bus of Legends. 

The new ‘Foyle Legends’ campaign will honour local heroes who have excelled in their industry and shine a spotlight on the wealth of talent which Derry~Londonderry has produced.  As it travels across the city, the Foyle Legends bus will pay tribute to these inspirational individuals as voted for by the public.

The bus will be the second in Translink’s Legends Series and follows the success of the Metro Legends bus revealed in Belfast last year, which saw the public vote for rugby star Rory Best and actor Jamie Dornan.

Encouraging everyone who is proud of their city to nominate, Chris Conway, Group Chief Executive, Translink said:

“The city of Derry~Londonderry is home to some of the most talented men and women in Northern Ireland, and indeed the world. Ulsterbus has proudly connected people in this area for generations and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate top local talent than this unique Foyle Legends Double Decker.

“As it travels across the city, the bus will pay tribute to these inspirational individuals and remind us of the incredible wealth of local talent. Perhaps it’s a sporting hero, an acclaimed actor or a musical genius – if they inspire you, we want to hear about it! Simply click www.translink.co.uk/foylelegends/ to make your nomination.”

Judging panel chair Deirdre Heenan, Provost of Coleraine and Magee campuses at Ulster University said:

“Foyle Legends is an exciting opportunity for the people of Derry~Londonderry to celebrate local people who have touched our hearts and minds. I would encourage absolutely everyone to get involved!  If someone has inspired you or generally shone the spotlight on this city for all the right reasons, nominate them today!”

Nominations are now open!  Simply visit www.translink.co.uk/foylelegends/  and vote for your hero. Nominations will close on 19 March. Following this, a panel of judges will have the unenviable task of creating a shortlist for the final public vote. Then it’s back over to the people of Derry~Londonderry to have their say before the big Foyle Legends Official Reveal during Bus + Train Week on Monday 5th June.

For the full nomination criteria visit www.translink.co.uk/foylelegends/ and join the conversation online @Translink_NI #FoyleLegends.

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