DROMORE man Mal McGreevy
has received in MBE for services to Public Transport.
Mal, who is General Manager - Rail Services with Translink, said he was 'surprised and delighted'.
"The award truly is a tribute to the team I work with at Translink
, as it has been their untiring work and dedication over the past 20 years which has led to this recognition of services to public transport" he
Mal is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with over 30 years experience in a range of industries.
Having worked initially in the aerospace, tobacco and paper industries he moved to public transport in 1988 when he joined Ulsterbus.
Since then he has held positions of Chief Engineer, Ulsterbus and Citybus and Engineering Executive, Translink, which included responsibility for both bus and rail fleet strategies and fleet maintenance.
Since 2004 as General Manager - Rail Services, Mal has been responsible for all railway passenger service operations in addition to fleet engineering.
20 plus years in public transport service Mal
has Seen responsible for the modernisation of the bus fleets luring the 1900s including the initial introduction of Goldline vehicles to Ulsterbus Services
Since the year 2000 Mal
has been heavily involved n the modernisation of NI Railways.
He successfully led the procurement exercise for NIR's fleet of new Spanish built CAF trains and the introduction of new levels of passenger service across NI Railways.