Arriva Buses in Lord Mayor's Show
Despite the rain thousands of onlookers lined the streets of the City of London to watch this years Lord Mayor's Show.
More than 6,000 performers and over 200 vehicles took part in the spectacle, which included three buses from Arriva.
The first was an iconic open top London Routemaster from the Arriva Heritage Fleet which paraded a group from The City of London Family and Young People's Service.
They deliver informal education and self development opportunities in the City, including holiday programmes, after-school and youth clubs. The group was conveying a theme of 'The City on Holiday' transforming formal city suits into vibrant, colourful costumes, bringing the spirit of summer to the show'. Their costumes were all made out of recycled materials as were the drums and the large Griffin sculpture that led the Routemaster through the parade.
The second bus from Arriva in the parade was London’s first Hybrid Double Deck bus currently being trialled on route 141, representing Transport for London.
The trial bus is typical of other hybrid buses operating in London using a combination of diesel and electric power; it will contribute to cutting emissions by up to 40% compared with standard double deckers.
The third bus from Arriva was an open top bus from The Original Tour. The bus was used for the second year running by The Modern Livery Companies and in spite of the rain the whole event was a great success.
Published : Thu 30th Nov. 2017 - Wed 20th Dec. 2017
Last June, Arriva London was delighted to have been re-awarded the TfL contract to run route W6 (Edmonton Green – Southgate Station) for a further five years, starting in January 2018 with brand new buses.
Reporting to the Purchasing, Stores and Administration Manager, this vacancy is for an experienced Storekeeper with Administrative experience, based at our Grays garage. You will support the garage team by ensuring an efficient supply of vehicle parts for the maintenance teams. This role is a 6 to 12 month maternity cover contract.
We currently have a vacancy for a Garage Supervisor in Enfield.
This is a key role within the organisation and the work is wide ranging, interesting and vital to the smooth running of the garage and its performance.
As the festive season approaches, we all look forward to the good-will of giving and receiving, and this was truly illustrated last week when members of our staff made a tour of London, on our open top bus, to meet representatives of some of their charities they give to through their Payroll Giving and celebrate #GivingTuesday.
Arriva London scooped three awards at the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards held in November.