Lisburn Railway Station has gone Platinum after local staff kept it on track for a top Translink award.
The station was one of seven across the Northern Ireland rail network to earn the top accolade in the annual TIDY Translink Awards Programme.
Designed to ensure facilities are continuously improving their safety, health and environmental performance, the programme saw Platinum awards conferred on those stations scoring 95% or more in the assessment process .
That process was carried out independently by Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, with whom Translink works to assess local bus and rail stations, depots and offices.
The programme recognises Translink staff’s teamwork in pursuit of an attractive bus and rail network.
As well as the seven Platinum winners, an additional 12 facilities scooped Gold, while 11 stations received Silver and 13 achieved the Bronze award.
Translink Group Environmental Manager Andy Bate commented on the results.
“TIDY Translink is a great staff recognition programme,” he said, “motivating employees to improve the facilities they work in for passengers and colleagues to enjoy.
“We are responsible for transporting people to work, school, recreational and social activities.
“Therefore if our stations are attractive it encourages more people to travel by public transport.
“Our partnership with Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful ensures our facilities are maintained to the highest possible standards.
“Well done to everyone involved in delivering such a fantastic set of results.”
Chief Executive of Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, Ian Humphreys, said: “Once again, the TIDY Translink Awards have been a great success.
“I am delighted with the results and the number of facilities achieving the prestigious Platinum Award this year.
“The hard work and dedication of Translink staff has been reflected and is helping more people to make the smart move to using public transport.”