Coronavirus Northern Ireland: NI children’s messages of hope create special Translink rainbow showcase

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Friday, May 1st, 2020

In recent weeks Translink has transformed buses, trains, billboards and bus shelters with rainbows – a powerful symbol of solidarity and hope during the COVID-19 emergency. 

As part of the positive #ChaseTheRainbow campaign, which has captured the hearts of the nation, local children were encouraged to get involved.



The public transport provider received hundreds of uplifting drawings, and today Chris Conway, Translink Chief Executive, unveiled the first of its buses adorned with the rainbow images created by young people from across Northern Ireland.

Speaking to Newry Times, Chris Conway, Translink Group Chief Executive, said, “The worldwide Chase the Rainbow campaign has been inspirational to so many people and it’s wonderful to see drawings from local children on our vehicles, bus shelters and billboards.

“Right now, it’s important to lift each other up during these challenging times and thanks to the efforts of our colleagues’ children as well as other families right across the country, together we’ve created a high-impact united message of hope, whilst also reminding people to stay safe.



“We’d like to thank the public for continuing to support our employees as we maintain essential public transport services and remind everyone to continue to follow the Public Health Agency advice to wash your hands regularly and maintain social distancing,”  he added.

Translink has also introduced a series of measures to keep everyone safe when using public transport.

This includes: new social distancing signage in stations and onboard, regular deep cleaning of vehicles and facilities, use of mobile cleaning teams during the day, erecting screens to reduce staff and passenger interaction on board and in stations and providing hand sanitiser and gloves to front line staff. 



There’s also a no change policy on board to reduce interaction with passengers choosing pre-paid tickets such as mLink or contactless payments.

For more details follow @Translink_NI or visit 


Keep up to date with all the latest Northern Ireland Coronavirus / Covid-19 news HERE


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