Ballymoney investment and awards recognition for bus and rail
 

"continued growth in passengers numbers travelling by train clearly demonstrates the value of investment in our rail network"
9th November 2012

 

Dear Colleagues,

This week, Transport Minister Danny Kennedy opened a new walking and cycling Railway Bridge at Ballymoney Station marking the completion of the Greenway Project. The £1.3million project delivers important benefits for the people of Ballymoney and beyond with improved access and extended park and ride facilities for our passengers at the station.

This new facility is the result of successful partnership working between Translink, the Department for Regional Development (DRD), Ballymoney Borough Council and Sustrans.  One of the key elements of the overarching Greenway Project was the installation of a new fully accessible pedestrian and cycle-bridge. By locating it across the railway at the station it replaces the current unmanned level crossing, and it provides safe access to and from the town making it much easier and more convenient for people to walk and cycle as part of their daily routine.

With over a quarter of a million passenger journeys made to or from Ballymoney Station every year the continued growth in passengers numbers travelling by train clearly demonstrates the value of investment in our rail network.

Meanwhile, we also celebrated success this week as NI Railways was awarded UK National Champion status for Customer Service in the European Business Awards in London, one of only 16 organisations in the UK to achieve this status.  The company will now go forward to compete against other successful organisations from across Europe for a prestigious 'Ruban d’Honneur', the next stage in the awards process.  

Closer to home, last night Metro was the winner in the Business Innovation category of the Belfast Business Awards, for the very successful Metro Smart Saturdays campaign.  This is a great recognition of the very real results that this campaign is delivering, not alone for us but for Belfast.

Catherine Mason

Group Chief Executive


 
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