Newry Translink services to be assessed on environmental performance

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
Translink has announced that Newry bus and train stations will participate in a TIDY Northern Ireland initiative designed to improve the cleanliness and environmental performance of passenger transport facilities. The ‘TIDY Translink Awards’ recognise the efforts of Translink employees who go the extra mile in creating a more attractive bus and rail network. Stations are rigorously assessed by TIDY Northern Ireland in their bid to achieve a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum TIDY award standard. Last year, Newry Train Station scooped Silver and Newry Bus centre received a Bronze award. Environmental performance assessment categories include: general cleanliness; litter awareness; graffiti awareness; exterior maintenance; waste management; Translink brand; facility enhancement; community involvement; energy management and environmental communication. Translink group environmental manager Andy Bate says the company has seen a big improvement in facilities across the network since the Awards first took place back in 2007. “There is no doubt that over the past six years our employees have made a concerted effort to ensure facilities are clean, tidy and environmentally-friendly. Attractive facilities can be enjoyed by both our employees and customers and have contributed to the growing numbers of people travelling with us.” “TIDY Translink forms an important part of our overall ‘Go Eco’ business approach in which we are committed to caring for the environment and strive for continuous environmental performance improvement right across the company,” he added.
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