Translink Spirit In Action


Translink is part of the community; we are involved in a range of initiatives to protect and enhance safety, wellbeing and the environment. 

UN Sustainability Development Goals - No Poverty - Good Health and Well Being - Quality Education - Gender Equality - Decent work and economic growth - Reduced Inequalities - Sustainable cities and co

Key Highlights

Employee Engagement
Over 75% of employees have signed up to our employee Spirit App
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Annual Public Safety campaigns delivered
6 key Public Safety Information Campaigns delivered
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Secure sustained support for public transport
Secured a high level of stakeholder support throughout the year
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Support at least 30 community initiatives annually
Supported over 40 community initiatives annually
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Air Ambulance
£18,000 raised for new charity partner, Air Ambulance NI, in first year of partnership topping the annual fundraising target of 10K
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Achievement of the Silver Charter Mark from Diversity Mark NI recognising our ongoing commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
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Community Sponsorships

As part of our ongoing sponsorship programme Translink has supported a wide range of community, youth and tourism events and initiatives across Northern Ireland.

Youth Engagement

Anti Bullying Week

Translink continued its long-running support of Anti-Bullying Week, a positive initiative which raises awareness of important issues affecting young people across Northern Ireland through a series of events, including the popular school’s art competition.

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Translink launched the Young Changemakers Programme which saw a panel of young climate ambassadors established to help elevate the voices of young people ahead of COP26 at the end of 2021.

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Person at the launch of Changemakers holding a changemakers sign
Youth Summit

Translink’s Youth Summit was hosted last October at Stormont, attended by almost 100 young people aged 14-24. The youth-focused event was hosted by the Science Communicator and TEDx speaker, Emer Maguire, and sought to give young people in Northern Ireland the opportunity to have their say on how Translink can help meet their current and future transport needs. 

Young people pictured at front of Stormont for Youth Summit event
Youth Forum
As part of our ongoing commitment with the NI Youth Forum which helps manage the Translink Youth Forum
Youth Forum members pictured at Glider Launch

Committed To Accessibility

We’re committed to ensuring our services and facilities are accessible to everyone and continue to make significant progress in the delivery of our ‘Transforming Transport & Social Inclusion’ Project.

Employee Led Charitable Initiatives

We have never been prouder of our employees who went further than ever to demonstrate the Translink Spirit, by giving to others in need, in turn reinforcing kindness and boosting positivity.


With the cost-of-living crisis impacting even more families this winter, Translink teamed up with FareShare to collect food and essential household items for families in need across Northern Ireland.

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Translink present Fareshare staff with items for food bank collection
Our Charity Partner

Translink has been getting behind its new charity partner, Air Ambulance NI, and has helped raise awareness and funds with a range of staff events and challenges.

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Translink and Air Ambulance staff celebrate partnership with red balloons
Our Staff Charity

Our employee-based charity scheme contributes through a payroll Give As You Earn scheme. During 2022 the committee asked staff to nominate charities focused on key issues including mental and physical health, food support, and older and younger people.

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Launch of Stuff a bus Christmas appeal in Europa Bus centre
Stuff a Bus for Ukraine

Translink employees were moved by the Ukraine crisis and rallied to collect essential items to ‘stuff a bus’ and lend their support to the Ukraine Humanitarian Aid efforts. 

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Translink staff help load buses with aid items to help with Ukraine crisis

Supporting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Our work on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion supports the ‘Go Together’ work stream as it positively impacts on employee engagement and helps us respond to our customer needs better.

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We are currently engaging key partners in the Disability sector to develop a Work Placement scheme to provide those with a disability the opportunity to avail of meaningful placements that will develop their skills and provide them with on-the-job mentoring and support.

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EDI Silver Award
We're proud to have been awarded the Silver Diversity Mark for advancing Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace by the awarding body Diversity Mark NI Ltd who assessed our progress in addressing matters relating to Gender, Disability, Race and Ethnicity. This accreditation recognises our achievements so far but demonstrates our ongoing commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in Translink, where all employees can feel valued, safe and respected.
Silver Diversity Mark Logo
Belfast Pride
Translink is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and as part of this value, we continued our support of Belfast Pride by providing a Pride branded bus as part of the parade for people with accessibility issues to use to help them be part of the celebrations.  Translink staff also took part in the much-loved parade, demonstrating their support for equality and diversity, with a band to help provide a celebratory atmosphere.
Translink Reps Cara Woods and Gordon Milligan with Translink’s special rainbow coloured Pride Bus
Race at Work
To further enhance our plans to increase Translink’s cultural diversity we have signed-up to the Business in the Communities’ Race at Work Charter.  Aligned to this is the development of a Cultural Employee Network who inform and advise Translink on their actions in this area.
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Women in Transport

As part of our commitment to attracting and developing female talent, we continue to implement a range of initiate to actively promote more female representation.  We took part in a ‘Women Driving Change’ event to encourage females to consider a career in Transport, had a range of celebratory and inspirational events to mark International Women’s Day and shone a light on our Female Engineers to celebrate International Women in Engineering day.

Female rail staff at train platform

The Translink Spirit

Our Translink Spirit is vital to our business and central to who we are.  We rely on our people, and they make the difference. 

Stuff a Bus

This year’s Stuff a Bus campaign raised more than £90,000 More on this

Breastfeeding Initiative

This year we joined the Public Health Agency’s (PHA) Breastfeeding Welcome Here scheme – a programme that aims to increase the number of premises which welcome breastfeeding mums.

Working with Stakeholders

We are committed to listening and working with all our stakeholders to build on our success and further develop high quality public transport that the people of Northern Ireland are proud of so more choose to make it their first choice for travel.

Infrastructure Project & Community

We are currently investing significantly to upgrade and improve our rail infrastructure across the network, in doing so we are able to work with specific community groups and schools that are close or impacted by the engineering works.
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.