Commitment to Safety

"We safely carry thousands of customers every day on our Metro and Ulsterbus services"
13th August 2013


Dear Colleagues,

The results of the 2013 Translink Ulster in Bloom Competition were announced this week celebrating Northern Ireland's finest horticultural talent in many of the communities where we operate our services. This year marked the 35th Translink Ulster in Bloom competition and category winners included our City of Culture, Derry~Londonderry, Carrickfergus, Banbridge, Glenarm and Scarva.

New awards for biodiversity and outstanding presentation were picked up by Grove Community Park in North Belfast and Carrickfergus Borough Council. In the 'Floral Station' categories, which were specially introduced to recognised the work of our employees in making our stations beautiful, Ballymoney Train Station won the 'Best Station Award' and 'Brighter Whitehead Community' received the Community Rail Halt Award for their work at Whitehead Train Station. Congratulations to all our winners and a special thanks to those employees who invest so much time in making our premises as attractive as possible and support their local communities with their 'in bloom' projects.

You may have seen the recent article published in the Belfast Telegraph on the 2012/13 bus compliance survey statistics issued by the DOE.

The alarmist headlines in this article may have given some our employees and bus customers cause for concern.

I would like to reassure everyone that safety is a top priority for the company.  We safely carry thousands of customers every day on our Metro and Ulsterbus services and all of our bus employees work hard to maintain our fleet and good bus safety record.

As more and more people choose to travel on Translink bus services we want to ensure they are not deterred by the way these statistics have been presented in this article and would encourage you to remind your passengers, families and friends of our commitment to safety.

Catherine Mason

Group Chief Executive