Arriva London’s New Routemaster gets a green wrap for the C40 project
At Arriva London, we are always pleased to be at the forefront of the development and delivery of environmental solutions (see the recent Stamford Hill story). At the recent Global Clean Bus summit held in London last week, it was a New Routemaster from Arriva London’s fleet that was the centre of the photo call.
The bus had been wrapped in green by a crew from Exterion Media at Arriva London’s Edmonton Garage and delivered to City Hall for the summit.
The Global Green Bus summit, the first of its kind, was attended by all of the major bus manufacturers including Alexander Dennis, BYD, EvoBus, Mercedes, Optare, Volvo, and Wright Bus. All of them made the commitment to supporting cities in delivering fleets of new and ultra-low emission buses.
London Mayor Boris Johnson said “The iconic red double-decker bus is about to become greener than ever. I could not be more pleased that London will play host to these exciting pure electric double-deck buses. London is a world leader in clean buses but we can’t do it alone, and events like this Clean Bus Summit are key to making further progress.”
For further information, please visit www.c40.org
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.