World Police and Fire Games 2013, celebratory events and announcements

"supporting the third largest multi sports event in the world"
8th March 2013


Dear Colleagues,

It is all go this week in Translink with a variety of celebratory events and announcements.

In celebration of the Derry ~ Londonderry – Coleraine line re-opening we are inviting members of the public to ‘Try the Train’ by offering a free rail service on the new line on March 23rd. The free trains will include on-board entertainment with face-painting, balloon modelling and a glitter tattooist for children.  Both services will stop at Castlerock and Bellarena. Seats must be reserved in advance online at or by calling the contact centre on 028 9066 6630 by 12 noon on March 21. Please spread the word of this great family day across all our customers.

Many of you will know that the World Police and Fire Games are coming to Belfast in August 2013 bringing thousands of individuals from around the world to Northern Ireland. Translink will be the official transport partner and platinum sponsor of the event providing all bus, coach and train transport for competing athletes and accompanying friends and family. We are delighted to be supporting the third largest multi sports event in the world and will join a variety of other high profile sponsors including Dankse Bank, Diageo NI, Fujitsu, Coca Cola and the Ramada Plaza Hotel.

As Climate Week draws to an end I would like to thank and congratulate everyone on their ongoing great work in reducing our carbon footprint whether it is eco driving or switching off the office lights and PCs at the end of the day.

Catherine Mason

Group Chief Executive