New Metro Central Open
 

 

Gordon Milligan

"It was a pleasure for me to attend this event and hear the overwhelmingly positive feedback from the drivers, inspectors and local managers"
15th May 2014

 

Dear Colleagues,

This week I had the pleasure of officially opening 'Metro Central' our new staff canteen and rest facility in Upper Queen Street, Belfast City Centre.

This excellent new facility represents a significant investment in our employees; as well as serving hot food, tea and coffee and a range of healthy menu options, it also has a rest area with PC access points, Wi-Fi for drivers to use before and after their shifts and a new digital information screen.

It was a pleasure for me to attend this event and hear the overwhelmingly positive feedback from the drivers, inspectors and local managers – clearly there was a real feel good factor and genuine enthusiasm for the new facility. Well done to our property team, the canteen committee and everyone else involved in this project. Open to all our employees, please call in to see for yourselves or use the catering facilities the next time you're passing.

Last week our focus was on the Giro and last weekend the wet weather did nothing to dampen the 'pink spirit' across the country – all the transport went off to plan and once again we've received many favourable comments in the media and from event organisers so thanks to everyone involved. We now have Balmoral Show underway and I hear our shuttle buses from Lisburn to the show are extremely busy today and with more good weather expected tomorrow this is set to continue. Over the next few days we also have the NW 200 and special services planned for the Ulster Rugby game in Dublin on Saturday so we still have a busy few days ahead. Your support and commitment to making these event such a huge success is very much appreciated.

Finally, next week is Deaf Awareness week and we'll be welcoming volunteers from Action on Hearing Loss into some of our busiest bus and train stations to give passengers and employees help and advice about looking after your hearing. Many of us enjoy using headphones with our personal music players or other mobile devices, however listening through headphones at a high volume for extended periods of time can result in lifelong hearing loss. The basic rule is, if you can't hear anything going on around you when listening to headphones, then the decibel level is too high! If you have concerns about your own hearing, visit the volunteers in one of the stations next week or go online to www.hearingcheck.org.uk

Gordon Milligan

Interim Group Chief Executive

 
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