Arriva London supports Payroll Giving in the Lord Mayor’s Show
The Lord Mayor’s Show takes place this Saturday (8th Nov.) with a river pageant and procession through the City and is set to feature more than 7,000 people. It is the 799th such show, which introduces the new Mayor of London to the City, and this year Arriva London have entered an iconic open top Routemaster in the parade to celebrate the day, and their support for charities through the Payroll Giving scheme.
Throughout this year, staff of Arriva London have been encouraged to join the Payroll Giving scheme, which allows individuals to choose their favourite charities and give to them directly through their salary. Arriva London fully supports its 5,500 employees in giving in this way. Not only do they run the scheme for the staff, but each quarter the company donates four prizes of £250 to individual employee’s charities.
The entry in the Lord Mayor’s Show is RMC 1464, the only open top Routemaster in Arriva London’s Heritage Fleet. The bus displays adverts which show some of the Arriva London employees who are currently giving to charity through the Payroll Giving scheme. Their specific charities range from Cancer Research, Diabetes UK and Mental Health through to animal charities and Save the Children. Each of the individuals has volunteered to be part of the campaign and many are in the parade.
A 1:76 scale commemorative model bus of the open topper as it appears in the show has been commissioned, and is on sale from the Arriva shop.
So if you fancy a fantastic day out, why not join the thousands of other enthusiastic spectators and come and see Arriva London’s iconic bus and the other amazing entries in one of the greatest parades on the planet.
You can find out more about the Lord Mayor's Show by visiting their web-site.
Published : Thu 6th Apr. 2017 - Thu 11th May. 2017
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.
Making the capital’s buses as simple to use as the London Underground is a new initiative being trialled on seven London bus routes, including Arriva London routes 150 and 128.
In association with TfL and HCT Transport, we opened our doors to welcome the public, giving them the opportunity to explore the garage, meet our operations teams, ride on a bus through the bus wash, tour our operations control centres and see & ride on some historic preserved buses.
Our recent route gains in North London include route 19, from Finsbury Park to Battersea Bridge (South Side), which has meant implementing an extensive mobilisation programme to maintain our high standards.
One of the most important elements in Arriva London’s development is the training and education it offers its staff, from engineering apprentices to graduate trainees, everyone in the business is offered the opportunity to develop and flourish.