Tidy awards for Translink in Coleraine and Ballymoney

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TRANSLINK employees in Coleraine and Ballymoney have been honoured in the annual TIDY Northern Ireland awards scheme designed to ensure that local bus and rail facilities are clean, tidy and environmentally-friendly.

Coleraine Bus and Rail Centre was one of eight Translink stations to scoop a platinum award while Ballymoney Rail Station was among seven who achieved gold.

The TIDY Northern Ireland assessment categories include: general cleanliness, litter awareness, graffiti awareness, exterior maintenance, waste management, Translink brand profile, facility enhancement measures, community involvement, energy management and environmental communication. For a second year in a row, stations showed the best improvement across the ‘General Cleanliness’, ‘Waste Management’ and ‘Community Involvement’ categories.

Speaking about the results, Translink Group Environmental Manager, Andy Bate, from Coleraine, said: “We are delighted with this 2012’s performance that saw more stations than ever before enter the top Platinum and Gold award ratings demonstrating our employees’ outstanding dedication to providing a high quality, attractive bus and rail network for both passengers and colleagues to enjoy.

“Attractive stations play a key role in encouraging more people to travel by bus and train and we look forward to continuing to work in partnership with TIDY Northern Ireland to ensure our facilities are maintained to the highest possible standards.”