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 12th May. 2016 - Thu 16th Jun. 2016
There was a multitude of applications this year and the quality of entries was very high. The selection process for the judges was very difficult, but three Arriva London employees were successful.
At Arriva London we are always proud and amazed at the generosity and enthusiasm of our staff to get involved and give to charity, and none more so than three of our bus drivers, who recently completed a 100 kilometre cycle ride for three cancer charities.
The famous Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, which has a station at Dungeness, has been using Arriva London’s Heritage Fleet RML 2360 Routemaster bus as a temporary ticket office and shop.
Youth Travel Ambassadors is a London-wide programme delivered in partnership with borough councils and Transport for London to increase active travel, improve behaviour and increase safety for the 11-18 age group.
This weekend’s service was run on former route 95 from Cannon Street to Tooting Broadway and back, passing Arriva’s Brixton garage, by five RTW’s including the very last ever RTW to run in commercial service, RTW 467.
In line with other Arriva London garages across London who hold travel training days for people with disabilities, Brixton garage in South London held its first Travel training day last week.