Arriva’s driving team win through at the Rugby World Cup
Invited by First Games support to assist them to take fans to and from the Rugby World Cup matches held at Twickenham, Arriva provided up to 19 buses per fixture. The drivers came from all parts of Arriva in the South, Gillingham, Brixton, Tottenham, Barking, High Wycombe, Aylesbury, Stevenage, and Hemel Hempstead.
The Arriva team also helped to run Park and Ride services from Hounslow Civic Centre, and the connecting buses for train passengers at Richmond Station.
For the Group matches held in Milton Keynes, Arriva the Shires also assisted.
Arriva London’s Commercial Co-ordinator Phil Clark who led the operation, was delighted with the way the drivers coped with the many thousands of fans, he said:-
“Our team were a credit to Arriva – their humour and co-operation contributed to making a difficult job seem easy, we thoroughly enjoyed the challenge, and met every target we were tasked with, helping to make a success of the tournament.”
Published : Wed 15th Mar. 2017 - Tue 25th Apr. 2017
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.
Arriva London is proud and delighted to be operating the recently awarded route 48 TfL contract, running between Walthamstow Central and London Bridge.