New Academic Year

"carrying 65,000 children to school every day"
07 September 2012

Dear Colleagues,

This week has seen the new academic year commencing and we are once again carrying over 65,000 children to and from school every day. It always takes a few weeks for school services to ‘bed in’ and so far things are going well, thanks to the patience and professionalism of everyone concerned.

In addition we have also kicked off our student activity this week, which involves our staff attending a series of Fresher events at Universities and Colleges throughout Northern Ireland to encourage and advise students on the most suitable travel option for them.

For some young people this will be the first time they will have used our services so we want them to enjoy travelling by bus and train so that they keep using us as they get older.

Our popular Love Metro Saturdays special £2 Day Ticket (£1 child) is back offering unlimited travel after 9.30am on Metro every Saturday until 17th November inclusive.

Finally, thanks to everyone from our Falls Bus Depot who kept services running following the small fire incident ensuring all passengers including school children were not disrupted.

Catherine Mason,

Group Chief Executive