Arriva London celebrates success at the 2015 London Bus Awards
Previously we wrote of our pride that four of our staff had been nominated for awards at the 2015 London Bus Awards:
♦ Djelal Hassan, a driver from Arriva London’s Clapton garage, in the ‘Outstanding Customer Service’ category
♦ Frank Lane in the ‘Accessibility Champion’ category, from Arriva London’s Edmonton garage
♦ Abdullah Bin Masood, a driver from Brixton garage, in the ‘Outstanding Newcomer’ category
♦ Suckwinder Dhillon a Palmers Green driver on route 102 was the fourth short listed and nominated in the category of ‘Actions Above and Beyond the Call of Duty’
Now, it is with even greater pride that we announce that Djelal Hassan has won the coveted award for ‘Outstanding Customer Service’ at the Bus Awards ceremony held at the Riverbank Park Plaza, London. He won the award for receiving seven public commendations in eight months, with one customer suggesting he be awarded a medal for saying good morning and goodbye to every one of his passengers!
Djelal said, “It was an honour to go up and collect the award, but I believe we are all winners. I really enjoyed the event and want to thank my manager for taking the time to nominate me for this award.”
Bob Scowen, Arriva London’s Managing Director said:- “I am extremely proud of our staff and their achievements, it’s always great to see our people putting themselves forward and showing how committed they are to doing their jobs and delivering the best possible customer experience.”
Published : Thu 12th May. 2016 - Thu 16th Jun. 2016
There was a multitude of applications this year and the quality of entries was very high. The selection process for the judges was very difficult, but three Arriva London employees were successful.
At Arriva London we are always proud and amazed at the generosity and enthusiasm of our staff to get involved and give to charity, and none more so than three of our bus drivers, who recently completed a 100 kilometre cycle ride for three cancer charities.
The famous Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, which has a station at Dungeness, has been using Arriva London’s Heritage Fleet RML 2360 Routemaster bus as a temporary ticket office and shop.
Youth Travel Ambassadors is a London-wide programme delivered in partnership with borough councils and Transport for London to increase active travel, improve behaviour and increase safety for the 11-18 age group.
This weekend’s service was run on former route 95 from Cannon Street to Tooting Broadway and back, passing Arriva’s Brixton garage, by five RTW’s including the very last ever RTW to run in commercial service, RTW 467.
In line with other Arriva London garages across London who hold travel training days for people with disabilities, Brixton garage in South London held its first Travel training day last week.