Arriva London CCTV Analysts work with the Met Police for school training
Arriva London and the Metropolitan Police Lambeth Safety Transport Team (STT) which police the bus network, have joined forces in a new initiative to demonstrate to school children in the Lambeth area the safety and security benefits of CCTV systems fitted on Arriva London’s buses.
Arriva provided one of their New Routemaster buses at their Brixton Garage, for the STT Team to carry out a number of role-playing exercises, including examples of anti-social behaviour. The CCTV footage, in addition to other video filmed on the day will be provided to the STT Team, so that they can create their own training material.
This will be shown in Lambeth schools, highlighting the quality and coverage of on-bus CCTV, with emphasis placed on how CCTV footage is used to deter anti-social behaviour on buses, and a means of identifying those who behave in such a manner.
Paul Bonny, Senior CCTV Analyst at Arriva London said:
“We have built strong links with the Met Police over a number of years, and it is always pleasing when we are chosen to assist with any new initiatives. The STT Team can open doors that we cannot always access, and being able to go into schools and demonstrate how on-bus CCTV is used to deter anti-social behaviour to the children will be of great value. There are over thirty London Boroughs with STT Teams, and it’s hoped that this initiative will be rolled out across them all, reaching schools wherever in London our buses operate”.
Sergeant Rob Wilkins of the Lambeth Safety Transport Team expressed his appreciation:
“I’d like to thank Arriva for the use of the bus and their facilities that have been used by the members of my team to film this video, without their help this would not have been possible. This can now be shown to school children to demonstrate the sort of material that we can see from the CCTV on the bus, and can help make for a better travelling experience for the kids and all other members of the public who use the buses”.
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.