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 23rd Mar. 2017 - Wed 3rd May. 2017
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.
The introduction of all new Hybrid vehicles on route 249, which Arriva London starts operating this Saturday, underlines one of our key brand values - ‘Great customer experience - We keep our customers happy every day’.
The new contract, which starts this Saturday 25th March, will have over 60 drivers and 25 new environmentally friendly hybrid buses.