Tue 31st May 2016
NI Chamber Encourages Businesses to ‘Get on Board’ Northern Ireland’s First Ever Bus and Train Week
Translink Chief Executive Chris Conway and NI Chamber Chief Executive Ann McGregor get ready for Northern Ireland’s first ever Bus and Train Week
Region’s largest business network joins forces with Translink to promote the value of public transport
Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) is calling on businesses to ‘Get On Board’ Northern Ireland’s first ever Bus and Train Week which runs from 6 June to 12 June 2016.
Bus and Train Week is a new initiative to encourage more people to give the bus and train a go, and to emphasise the importance of public transport to the economy and wider society. The week is based around six key themes which demonstrate how an efficient public transport system makes our economy stronger and supports education, tourism, environmental responsibility and health and active travel while also building a more inclusive society. Throughout the week there will be events, special fares and other activities taking place with a number of local authorities, community organisations and business representatives involved.
Commenting on the initiative, Ann McGregor, Chief Executive of NI Chamber, said:
“Public transport is critical to the economic and social quality of life of everyone in Northern Ireland. It forms the backbone of any efficient urban mobility system and helps make cities more dynamic and competitive. NI Chamber of Commerce encourages our members to therefore support public transport not just from 6-12 June but in the longer term also.”
A series of events and celebrations will be hosted in stations, businesses and organisations across Northern Ireland during the week of the 6 June to 12 June.
For more information and a full list of special offers visit www.translink.co.uk/busandtrainweek
Join in the conversation online @Translink_NI #GetOnBoardNI