Straid student on right track

Translink's level crossing risk coordinator, Keith Pollock, CAFRE College director, Dr John Fay, 2nd place student Abigail McClean, Senior ecturer for engineering at Greenmount College, Jim Breen, Senior lecturer for agriculture at Greenmount College, Dr Kate Semple and Translink's safety, quality and environment manager, Ian Morrow. INNT 41-809CON
Translink's level crossing risk coordinator, Keith Pollock, CAFRE College director, Dr John Fay, 2nd place student Abigail McClean, Senior ecturer for engineering at Greenmount College, Jim Breen, Senior lecturer for agriculture at Greenmount College, Dr Kate Semple and Translink's safety, quality and environment manager, Ian Morrow. INNT 41-809CON

A Straid student excelled in a recent level crossing safety awareness programme at Greenmount Campus.

Abigail McClean was awarded second place in the Translink NI Railways Level Crossing Safety Awareness challenge.

The challenge is part of the induction programme for first-year further education Agriculture and Land Based Technology students at CAFRE.

Keith Pollock, who is the level crossing risk coordinator at Translink, feels that the course is beneficial for the students.

He said: “Safety is our top priority at Translink and the challenge is an important method to educate students about the importance of rail safety, as many of them may work near a railway line or will in the future.”

Translink conduct schemes such as this at colleges and with young farmers around NI, as well as attending agriculture shows, visiting landowners and carrying out training for crossing users throughout the year.

For more information visit www.translink.co.uk/privatecrossings.