Translink Spirit In Action


Climate change is the most pressing environmental challenge of our time, with overwhelming scientific evidence that we need to act now.

The scale of the challenge demands a step change in both the breadth and scale of ambition, and we all have a duty to act quickly and decisively to reduce emissions. For Translink, transport has a huge role to play in the economy reaching Net Zero.

UN Sustainability Development Goals - Affordable and Clean Energy Responsible Consumption and Production - Climate Action - Life on Land - Partnerships to Achieve the Goals

Key Highlights

Over 100
ZE buses now in service with around 100+ on order
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renewable electricity
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awards for environmental leadership
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diversion of general waste from landfill
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Average annual Carbon Emissions reduced by 10.2% on 2018/19 baseline
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Employee-led Events

Bee Bombs
In spring Coleraine Rail Station received Bee Bombs and Wildflower seeds to plant to help increase their biodiversity at home and around the station
Bags of wildflower seeds about to be planting at Coleraine station
Paddle Board Litter Pick
In June members of staff from Newry Bus Stations completed a c on the Newry Cana
Staff based in Newry use paddleboards to collect litter from the canal which runs past the station.
Recycling Art Project
Drivers at Strabane Bus Station together with St Mary’s Cloughor delivered a brilliant recycling art project. Together with the school, a beautiful mosaic of a bus was created by using recycled bottle tops.
A group of school children and Translink staff stand in front of two large murals, of a bus and the planet earth, made with bottle tops

Active Travel Challenge

Almost 900 people took part in the 2022 Active Travel Challenge and logged around 15K journeys during the month of June.

Ulster in Bloom

In 2022, 118 entries were submitted from across all eleven council areas, including 26 Translink bus and rail stations.

The annual Translink Ulster in Bloom competition demonstrates community spirit and highlights the fantastic work and dedication of volunteers who take exceptional pride in their local areas, big and small.

Eco Schools Competition

The popular school's initiative sees Translink partner with Eco-Schools – the international environmental education programme - to deliver a Northern Ireland wide programme which incorporates curriculum-linked classroom resources and encourages schools to develop sustainable travel plans.

Our Mission

Our mission is to lead the transport transformation in Northern Ireland. By creating advanced public transport services and integrated networks which connect people and communities, enhance the economy, improve health and environmental wellbeing for all. We want to achieve this responsibly by:
Climate Action Pledge

Translink has signed the Business in the Community Climate Action Pledge, a public commitment to achieving an ambitious target to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50% by 2030.  

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New Zero Emission Fleet

Between March and November we introduced 80 Battery Electric and 23 Hydrogen zero emissions vehicles into our fleet. We currently operate the fourth largest fleet of zero emissions vehicles in the UK and Ireland.

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Climate Positive Strategy 

In 2021 Translink launched a new Climate Positive Strategy that sets out our plans to deliver a cleaner transport future. We will do this by decarbonising public transport and working to achieve net zero emissions across our buses, trains and buildings by 2040 and to go beyond and be net zero by 2050.

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Benchmarking Survey 
Translink has held the top Platinum status in the NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey which assesses the extent to which organisations have embedded environmental business practices within corporate strategies and operations.  
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Biodiversity Strategy

Our Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2030 provides an ambitious target-driven approach to deliver nature-positive operations whilst maintaining a focus on safety and performance. We have a unique position to contribute to Nature Recovery within Northern Ireland by improving ecological connectivity for habitats and species along our linear infrastructure and adjacent landholdings.

Learn more about our Biodiversity Strategy

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Eco Heroes School Booklet

We are proud to announce the launch of our Eco Heroes booklet, an exciting educational resource designed for schoolchildren aged 8-11. The booklet is a key component of our Bus Shelters Improvement Project community engagement.

The Eco Heroes booklet aims to engage young people with the importance of public transport and its role in promoting environmental sustainability.

Through interactive content and vibrant graphics, the booklet educates children on how using public transport can help fight climate change and contribute to a greener future.

In addition to the booklet, we are providing additional resources for teachers, including a suggested lesson plan, a climate animation, and a downloadable version of the booklet to enhance classroom engagement.

Translink Spirit in Action
Our mission is to provide a safer, more sustainable, efficient business, enhancing our local economy and enriching the local communities we serve.