Bilingual bus signs for Derry

Sinn Fein councillor, Kevin Campbell.
Sinn Fein councillor, Kevin Campbell.

Sinn Féin councillor, Kevin Campbell, has called on Translink to introduce a pilot scheme of using bilingual destination screens on a number of bus routes in the city and to also adopt bilingual bus signs in both English and Irish.

“I believe this is doable and is achievable at very little cost,” said Colr. Campbell.

“Translink bus services operating in West Belfast have been featuring both English and Irish language signs on destinations screens since 2011. And there has been bilingual passenger information on bus shelter timetables and route information.

“I will be seeking a meeting with Translink in Derry to see if we can move this on here locally. There are hundreds of children going to schools in the city learning through the medium of Irish and hundreds of people of all ages attending night classes and hundreds taking part in cultural musical and sporting activities.

“To have bus services using bilingual signage on a number of routes I believe would be a very positive and progressive move for the city.”