Ten new buses for Arriva London’s recently retained route 340
Arriva London’s Watford Garston garage is proud to have retained one of its most important routes, route 340.
The route which operates from Edgware to Harrow, has been renewed for a further five-year contract.
As part of the new contract Arriva London have invested in ten new Wrightbus StreetDeck double deck buses, which both the public and the drivers are extremely happy with.
Tyrone Parris a driver with Arriva London for over five years on route 340 said:-
“The new buses are really fantastic, they’re so easy to use. The passengers absolutely love them, they always mention them when they get on”
Watford engineering manager Kevan Marshall said:-
“It’s great news to have these vehicles in our fleet. The StreetDecks are more technologically advanced than our other buses and feature a superior engine and braking system.”
The vehicle is powered by a four-cylinder Daimler diesel engine and features improved airflow, reduced solar gain in the upper deck, wireless bell pushes and revised handpole fixings.We’re delighted with them as are our passengers.”
If you would like to have the opportunity to drive Arriva London buses for a career why not visit our careers page and get on board.
Published : Wed 6th Dec. 2017 - Wed 7th Feb. 2018
As part of our commitment to developing our business, we invest heavily in training for all of our staff to offer the great customer experience. We also look at other ways in which we can develop our relationships with the communities we serve, and allow them the opportunity of learning about our processes and to meet some of the team.
Over the past few months we have been working with TfL, conducting Accessibility Awareness forums at our garages.
Doing the right thing, one of our four brand values, is what we have been doing for the last six years by encouraging all of our employees to give to their favourite charities through our Payroll Giving scheme - during this time, they have given more than £1,000,000 pounds to over 160 charities.
Going to school is something we all had to do, but going to school with a red London double-decker bus, and letting four classes from year one come on board to ask questions about the bus, is a privilege we experienced this week at Newbury Park Primary School in North East London.
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.
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.