Belfast Telegraph

Translink fleet to ferry athletes round at Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

By Michael McHugh

Translink is providing 90 buses to help transport athletes and officials at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Drivers, engineers and contract managers have also been enlisted for the event, which starts this week.

Thousands of the world's top athletes have started arriving in the city ahead of the 20th Commonwealth Games.

A Translink statement said: "Translink has been successful in the tendering process to provide drivers and buses for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow. "A special project team has started planning and preparing for this major operation."

Sportsmen and women from 71 Commonwealth nations and territories have been arriving at Glasgow Airport and transported to the athletes' village in the city's east end ahead of Wednesday's opening ceremony.

More than 4,500 athletes will be competing in 17 sports from July 24 to August 3.

The Games officially kick off tomorrow.

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