Radio stars join forces with Translink for Bus + Train Week 2017
Frank Mitchell and Rebecca Mc Kinney, self-confessed ‘car addicts’ are going car free and getting on-board Bus + Train Week which runs from 5 to 11 June 2017. The popular broadcasters will release their video diaries in the run-up to the week-long event which aims to encourage everyone in Northern Ireland to give public transport a go.
At the launch, Rebecca Mc Kinney, Stylist and Cool FM radio presenter said:
“My life is a juggling act at the best of times. From presenting to blogging and styling – it really is all go! I regularly visit shops in towns and cities across Northern Ireland to eye up the latest trends or hit the road to Dublin for fashion events – but I’m always complaining about expensive parking and how much valuable time I lose behind the wheel. I’m really excited to see what more I can achieve in my day by leaving the car at home, and I’m looking forward to getting some fashion inspiration from fellow passengers too.’
Frank Mitchell, U105 radio presenter and weatherman added:
“When Translink approached me to take part in this car detox I was surprised because it can be a topic of lively debate on-air! For that very reason, I’ve decided to give public transport a proper go myself. I must admit, jumping in the car is tempting but when I’m stuck in city traffic I find myself thinking there must be a
Speaking about Bus + Train Week Chris Conway, Translink Group Chief Executive, said:
“We are delighted Frank and Rebecca have taken up our car detox challenge! The main idea behind of Bus + Train Week is to encourage people who don’t normally use the bus or train to give it a go. Throughout the week, we have a wide range of discounted fares available such as a £3 Metro All Day ticket and Free Returns on NI Railways, Ulsterbus and Goldline after 9.30am to entice people on-board.”
A series of events and celebrations will be hosted in stations, businesses and organisations across Northern Ireland during Bus + Train Week 2017. For more information and a full list of special offers and discount tickets visit www.translink.co.uk/busandtrainweek/ . Join in the conversation online using #GetOnBoardNI.