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Friday 02 December 2016
This week we launched Public Consultation on the new North West Multi Modal Transport Hub in Derry-Londonderry.
 
 
 
"an integrated transport hub to attract more people to choose public transport and other active travel modes "

This is an exciting project for the North West Area. It will see the iconic historical building, the former Waterside Train Station, restored and refurbished, providing an integrated transport hub to attract more people to choose public transport and other active travel modes while helping to regenerate and revitalise the surrounding area.

The new Hub will include new platforms, an enhanced Park & Ride, an Active and Sustainable Travel Centre, a new bus turning circle and a Greenway link to the City Centre via the Peace Bridge as well as Track, Signalling and Telecoms works.

Over the coming weeks we will be engaging with a number of key groups, elected representative and members of the community and look forward to getting their feedback on the scheme and the benefits it can offer.

We are proud to be leading this project with Derry City and Strabane Council and would encourage all staff to engage in this consultation process to ensure that we get the best possible facilities for the area.

The Consultation runs until 20th January 2017. For more information visit www.translink.co.uk/northwesthub/

Yesterday, I also visited the Falls Engineering Depot with the Minister for Infrastructure Chris Hazzard, to present awards to two of our leading apprentices, John McKeen and Gavin McManus who recently collected top UK Apprentice of the Year Awards. These prestigious awards recognise the elite bus engineers in our industry; they beat off stiff competition from 18 leading UK bus operators so this really is a fantastic achievement for them and well-deserved congratulations to them both.

At yesterday’s event I also met ‘the class of 2016’; 16 bus and rail mechanical engineers who have recently graduated and I wish them a successful and rewarding career with us as they start on their new chapter.

We have really embraced the value of apprenticeships for our business success. They equip staff with the expert know-how and professional capabilities through a combination of ‘on the job’ training and academic study, over a 4 year period, allowing them to fulfil their job responsibilities to the highest level.

We have over 30 apprentices currently employed across the business, and are also planning to recruit more onto our award winning programme next year.

Finally, the “Your Translink, Your Voice” Staff Survey, I would encourage those of you who have not yet filled it in, do take the extra few days to do so.

 

 
 
 
 
 
Chris Conway
Chris Conway
Group Chief Executive
Published
9/12/2016

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