Arriva London’s Rail Replacement bus service an on-going success

  
  

Whilst the London Overground service between Gospel Oak and Barking is being electrified and the stations modernised, a replacement bus service is in operation to cover the closure.

Arriva London were delighted to have been awarded the contract to run this service, which started in June and runs to December, with a possible extension until February 2017. They have recently been commended by London Overground, TfL and local user groups for the service they are providing.

The service requires an average of 25 vehicles and 37 drivers, the buses being drawn from Arriva London’s Barking, Brixton and Edmonton garages, with drivers from all of Arriva London garages being assigned to the replacement buses, which run from Walthamstow to Barking and Seven Sisters to Gospel Oak.

Commercial co-ordinator Phil Clark said:
“It is a huge job and we were up against strong competition to secure the contract. We have had support from the whole company and it is testament to the professionalism of our drivers, engineers and hard work of the planning and schedules department that the service is running well with encouraging patronage.”

“The praise from the London Overground and TfL and reports from local passenger user groups saying they are pleased with the service, is also very encouraging. This is the largest rail replacement contract we have been part of, and are delighted with the reception it has received.”

If you would like the opportunity to drive for Arriva London, either on Rail Replacement or in general service, please visit our careers page.

  
  

Tags:   News
Published : Thu 18th Aug. 2016
Related archived articles
Published : Fri 19th May. 2017 - Thu 29th Jun. 2017
 
Engineering the future at Arriva London

Sound investment is the key to success for any business, and for Arriva London much of that success is generated by our investment in quality Engineering training.

Arriva London wins Payroll Giving Platinum Award two years running

We are extremely proud to announce that, for the second year running, through the continued generosity of our staff, we have been awarded the prestigious Charity Aids Foundation Payroll Giving Platinum Award.

Arriva London driver puts safety first at London Bridge incident

We train our drivers in all aspects of customer service, and as we often hear from our passengers, our staff go above and beyond the call of duty to help, be it someone with mobility difficulties or maybe someone who is looking for directions.

Arriva Heritage Fleet open-topper firm favourite at this year’s Derby

If you want to transport a party of people to a special destination to help them celebrate a great occasion, you could do no better than hiring an Arriva Heritage fleet historic Routemaster.

Arriva London’s Platinum Payroll Giving bus heads south

The generosity of our staff is reflected in Arriva London receiving the prestigious Government’s Charity Aids Foundation Platinum Award last year, which means that over 20% of the staff give to charity through the company’s Payroll Giving scheme.

Arriva London supports TfL Youth Travel Ambassadors programme

Arriva London supports local communities in many ways, so when asked to be involved in this project for yet another year, the decision was an easy one.

 

Please wait...

 

Delivered by CSN MCL / All content copyright © 2007 - 2017 original copyright holders, except where individually stated. All rights reserved. E&OE.