yLink pop up shop and new rugby service

"get people into the habit of using sustainable travel"
8th February 2013


Dear Colleagues,

To further grow sales of the yLink youth travel card which was introduced in 2012, a ‘Pop-Up Shop’ will operate in Great Victoria Street train station every Friday 12-4pm for 5 weeks from today. This walk-in ‘student lounge’, in the former NI Travel outlet, will have a youthful feel with a Play Station console, table tennis, music and opportunities to win prizes.  We want to sign up young people (16-23) to the card in a fun environment, encouraging them to get the habit of using sustainable travel in the future.  Why not take a look?

This Friday will also be the first evening of our new Metro direct bus service to the Ravenhill Rugby Stadium for Ulster Rugby matches. The bus will depart from Europa Buscentre at 6pm on match days, also picking up outside SS Moores on Chichester St and will return to the city centre after the match. Return tickets can be bought on board at £3.50 (adult) or £1.75 (child).

Finally, our annual Health and Safety Conference took place yesterday and was attended by over 150 safety reps and managers from across the company.  The theme of the conference was Safety Culture and Behaviour.  It was an interesting and very useful day and included looking at other organisations to see how they manage their safety and health challenges and how they achieve and sustain performance improvements.

Catherine Mason

Group Chief Executive