As part of Arriva London’s commitment to safety we actively support the Metropolitan Police with their BusBeat initiative.
Specially selected staff from Arriva London have the opportunity to become BusBeat Special Constables by attending training courses run by the Metropolitan Police Service. Once trained, they provide a high-profile uniformed presence in areas (including bus routes) of joint importance to our customers and the Police.
Our volunteers who are successful are given all the powers of a regular police officer. They deal with crime, disorder and reassurance just as any other police officer would. Tasking and deployment is usually concentrated in areas that are a direct assistance to Arriva and our customers. The infrastructure is already in place to support, brief, task and co-ordinate the deployment of the BusBeat Special Constables.
Arriva Controller, Phil Bunker, who is now a fully trained special constable said “It’s still early days in the initiative, but I hope to be able to spend a good deal of my beat patrolling buses, transport routes and bus garages alongside experienced officers”.
Published : Wed 10th May. 2017 - Thu 1st Jun. 2017
The generosity of our staff is reflected in Arriva London receiving the prestigious Government’s Charity Aids Foundation Platinum Award last year, which means that over 20% of the staff give to charity through the company’s Payroll Giving scheme.
A vacancy has arisen for the post of HR Administrator for Arriva London. This is currently based at Wood Green but will be moving to Finsbury Park in June 2017.
Arriva London supports local communities in many ways, so when asked to be involved in this project for yet another year, the decision was an easy one.
Operating from 17 sites with over 5,000 bus drivers, this new position will play a key role in leading and directing the increased focus on operational performance, along with the delivery of the Arriva London business plan.
Vintage bus parade at Victoria Bus Station to mark the 70th anniversary of the first post-war RT bus features an Arriva route
To mark the 70th anniversary of the first post-war RT bus, there was a parade of vintage buses at Victoria Bus Station on Wednesday morning.
The visit had been organised following Leon meeting Enfield bus driver Malkiat Birdi, whilst he was attending the TfL initiative for drivers called Hello London.