Arriva London celebrating women in transport


The 2015 celebration of International Women’s Day has prompted Arriva London to talk to some of its female staff, and see how things have changed since their time with the company.

As you all know, last year was the centenary celebration of the beginning of the First World War, and TfL’s celebration of 100 years of women in transport. To continue that theme, there are some memorable facts over the years which have made significant changes to the way women have been employed, and recognised for their contribution to the transport industry, for example:-

  • On June 6th 1915 Maida Vale underground station opened on the Bakerloo line and was the first underground station to be staffed entirely by women.
  • On the 1st November 1915, Mrs G Dugan became the first women bus conductor in London on Route 37.
  • In 1945 Waterloo Bridge was completed, largely built by women.
  • In 1972, Yvonne Pope became the first woman to pilot a commercial jet liner.
  • 1983 saw Helen Clifford become the first female bus mechanic.
  • And in 2013, Shelia Holden was elected the first female president of CIHT (Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation).

At Arriva London we have always offered equal opportunities for all of our staff no matter what the role. We are proud of our record and look forward to enhancing it in the future.

As Diane Bromfield, a bus driving instructor at Arriva says in the video:-

“There’s always been opportunity for progression within the company, I became a driving instructor, but there are other roles like General manager, Engineering manager, Performance manager and Controller, so there are lots of avenues for progression within Arriva London”

We are always looking for suitable candidates to work in every area of our business, so if you feel you have the drive and ambition to be part of a winning team please get in touch.


Tags:   News
Published : Wed 11th Mar. 2015
Related archived articles
Published : Fri 10th Nov. 2017 - Wed 20th Dec. 2017
Arriva London retains route W6 and introduces nine new buses

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.

Arriva Payroll Givers meet representatives of the charities they support on #GivingTuesday

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 celebrates at the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards

Arriva London scooped three awards at the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards held in November.

Three great wins for us at the prestigious UK Bus Awards


Arriva London collected three prestigious awards at the UK Bus Awards held at the historic Troxy cinema venue in Limehouse, East London.

Payroll Giving Arriva London staff celebrate in the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Show

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.

Arriva London starts running routes 175 and 103

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.


Please wait...


.Delivered by CSN MCL / All content copyright © 2007 - 2018 original copyright holders, except where individually stated. All rights reserved. E&OE.