Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Newry Translink staff support communities in need  

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Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Translink staff at Newry Bus Station have responded to the COVID-19 emergency by supporting Fermanagh Women’s Aid. 

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The team of Translink staff presented a cheque for £571 to staff at Fermanagh’s Women’s Aid in recognition of their hard work and commitment during the pandemic.



Speaking to Newry Times, Greg McLaughlin, Translink Service Delivery Manager said, “We recognise this is a challenging time for everyone so it’s fantastic that our team, along with their friends and family, have stepped up to support this vital service. 

“I would particularly like to thank Bronagh McDonnell for her enthusiasm to arrange the various fundraisers and this cheque presentation today. 

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“We’re working hard to support local communities and essential workers with our bus and rail services during this unprecedented emergency and we really appreciate the hard work of our colleagues going ‘above and beyond’ to respond to the crisis,” he added.

Translink has put in place a series of measures to keep people safe if they are using public transport.

There are more safety signage and screens on services and in-stations.



Frontline staff have PPE to wear, new one-way systems may be in operation and hand sanitiser dispensers are in place for public use.

Some station seating has been removed to offer more space with queuing systems operating, enhanced cleaning procedures across the network and more passenger announcements to remind everyone to keep apart.

Passengers are asked to plan ahead by checking timetables, travel off-peak if they can and follow these safety steps:

Wash or sanitise hands frequently

Use prepay tickets like mLink or smartcards

Maintain social distancing and wear a face covering

Do not travel if you feel unwell

Stand back to let passengers off services



Be patient – allow extra time for journeys

For more details on Translink services and travel advice visit or follow @Translink_NI.


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