Arriva on hand for hair-raising World Record attempt
If you want to attempt to break a world record involving a double-decker bus, then who better to call than Arriva London.
That’s exactly what Guinness World Records did when Leicester Ironman Manjit Singh came up with his latest hair brained idea.
RM2217 from Arriva London’s Heritage Fleet took centre stage as Manjit (59), broke the hair-raising new world record for the furthest distance to pull a double-decker bus with hair (21.2 m – 8.5 tons) yesterday (November 12) in Battersea Park, London.
Back in November 2007, his record breaking dreams were dashed when he failed to break the record for furthest distance to pull a double-decker bus with the ears which makes his comeback even more meaningful.
Manjit said: “I will never be discouraged by defeat because I know that success can be waiting around the next corner. The only way to get there is to try again and stay positive.”
RM2217 is no stranger to stardom, it has appeared as the triple-decker bus to promote a Harry Potter DVD and was also London’s last Routemaster to run in regular service.
So if you’re tearing your hair out trying to find the right Iconic Routemaster for your event or celebration, give our Heritage Fleet a call on 020 8271 3411 or follow the web link www.theheritagefleet.com.
Published : Thu 2nd Nov. 2017 - Thu 16th Nov. 2017
This year’s Lord Mayor’s Show, on 11th November, was an amazing cause for celebration, not only to welcome in the new Lord Mayor, but also to celebrate another year of Platinum giving by our wonderfully generous Payroll Givers.
This is a full time position in the Recruitment & Training departments of north and south London. Whilst predominantly based at Watson’s Road, Wood Green, the successful candidate will, on occasions, be required to visit and support the south London team based at Thornton Heath garage.
Route 175 operates with 16 double-deck vehicles from our Barking garage, with a twelve-minute frequency during the day. Route 103 operates from our Grays garage with 14 buses, with an eight-minute daytime frequency.
Preparations are complete for our display entry in this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show on Saturday. The Arriva London theme again this year is to celebrate the enormous contribution our staff make to charities through the Payroll Giving scheme. With over 1,000 staff supporting over 160 charities every week, and over £1,000,000 having been given in the last five years.
The buses, which were recently on display on the South Bank opposite the Houses of Parliament, will be seen throughout London and the City until November 12th, as a mark of respect for the sacrifices made by London’s service men and women, past and present.