EMPLOYEES in Magherafelt and Dungannon Bus Stations have been rewarded with Gold Awards in an annual TIDY Northern Ireland scheme designed to ensure that local rail facilities are clean, tidy and environmentally-friendly.
Eight Translink stations scooped Platinum, a further seven achieved Gold standard, while 10 stations received Silver in this year’s awards results.
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, 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.
“These awards play an important role in our company-wide Go Eco strategy in which we strive for continuous environmental performance improvement.
“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.
“We have seen many stations take extra steps to boost their environmental performance over the past year and I would like to congratulate everyone involved in delivering such a fantastic set of results.”