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Translink releases two large Trainbows onto the Northern Ireland network

Northern Ireland’s Translink has given two trains very special makeovers in support of the #ChaseTheRainbow movement sweeping the nation.

Translink unveils ‘Trainbow’ symbols of hope. Photo by Aaron McCracken.

The two ‘Trainbows’ will be moving symbols of hope and solidarity for people as they see them travelling across the network. The launch forms part of Translink’s #ChaseTheRainbow campaign which uses its vehicles, bus shelters, billboards and social media to display uplifting ‘rainbows of hope’ while also promoting important safety advice to stay home and save lives during the COVID-19 crisis. 

As a result of the campaign, the public has already shared hundreds of ‘rainbows of hope’ drawings on social media and many of the images will soon appear on buses and billboards in coming weeks.

However, Translink is as pains to remind people that they should only travel by bus or train if they are making essential journeys. Passengers should also wash hands before they travel, follow social distancing rules on board services and use cashless payment options or have the correct change as change cannot be given on board.

Photo by Aaron McCracken.
Nigel Wordsworth BSc(Hons) MCIJhttp://therailengineer.com

SPECIALIST AREAS Rolling stock, mechanical equipment, project reports, executive interviews


Nigel Wordsworth graduated with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, after which he joined the American aerospace and industrial fastener group SPS Technologies. After a short time at the research laboratories in Pennsylvania, USA, Nigel became responsible for applications engineering to industry in the UK and Western Europe. At this time he advised on various engineering projects, from Formula 1 to machine tools, including a particularly problematic area of bogie design for the HST.

A move to the power generation and offshore oil supply sector followed as Nigel became director of Entwistle-Sandiacre, a subsidiary of the Australian-owned group Aurora plc. At the same time, Nigel spent ten years as a Technical Commissioner with the RAC Motor Sports Association, responsible for drafting and enforcing technical regulations for national and international motor racing series.

Joining Rail Engineer in 2008, Nigel’s first assignment was a report on new three-dimensional mobile mapping and surveying equipment, swiftly followed by a look at vegetation control machinery. He continues to write on a variety of topics for most issues.

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