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Pupils from local schools across Newry recently attended a special workshop in Canal Court Hotel, Newry to celebrate 10 years of the Translink Youth Forum transforming public transport to support young people.

Pupils took park in discussions on a wide range of public transport matters to shine a spotlight on the views and experiences of younger passengers.

Pictured at the Newry Translink Youth Forum workshop (L-R): Sara Cunnane from Our Lady's Grammar School, Grace Boyle, St Paul's High School and Orla McNulty, Sacred Heart Grammar School with Lucy Grainger, Translink.
Pictured at the Newry Translink Youth Forum workshop. From left: Sara Cunnane from Our Lady's Grammar School, Grace Boyle, St Paul's High School and Orla McNulty, Sacred Heart Grammar School with Lucy Grainger, Translink.

Young people represent around 40% of Translink’s customer base and the public transport operator wants to empower them and improve their public transport experience.

Throughout the day valuable discussions took place and Translink used the networking opportunity to speak to young people about the various issues affecting them with regards to public transport and highlight important messages around the connection between the economy, social inclusion, congestion and active lifestyles.

Speaking at the event, Lucy Grainger, Translink Youth Forum member, said “It was a wonderful event that will be great for us to help shape and improve transport for young people. All the young people were highly engaged in the workshops and seemed to enjoy themselves. As staff, we also enjoyed the event and are grateful for all the amazing feedback.”

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