Arriva Engineers excel at 2015 IRTE Skills Challenge
Pioneered by the IRTE (Institute of Road Transport Engineers), the IRTE Skills Challenge champions and rewards the vital work and skills of bus engineers across the UK.
This year’s competition, held over 5 days from 1st to 5th June 2015 at the S&B Automotive Academy in Bristol saw bus and coach operators from all over the UK put forward teams to compete in a series of engineering challenges covering three disciplines of mechanical, electrical and bodywork to see who has the best technicians in the industry.
Arriva UK Bus, who competed on 2nd June, was strongly represented by engineers from Arriva London, Christos Efstathiou (Clapton garage) along with apprentices Tom King (Norwood), George Perry (Barking) and Adam Vale (Tottenham).
The competition was fiercely contested with the results only revealed at the presentation ceremony, held Thursday 16 July at the National Motor Cycle museum in Birmingham. Norwood’s Tom King was amongst the Arriva successes, not only was he the winner of the Top Scoring Electrical Apprentice award, but he was also teamed up with Arriva Midlands colleague Pamela Chapman to win the Electrical & Mechanical Award. Well done to them both!
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.