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Go-Ahead London

About Go-Ahead London

Go-Ahead London comprises London Central, London General, Blue Triangle, Docklands Buses and East Thames Buses. It runs a fleet of over 1800 buses and accounts for approximately 490 million bus journeys annually on around 180 day and night routes.

The majority of the routes are operated under five or seven year contracts with Transport for London (TfL). These contracts are awarded under a rolling tender programme. The company is also contracted to operate a small number of routes for Essex and Surrey County Councils.  In 2011 the company launched an intranet site accessible by all employees. This has been developed to keep all staff informed of issues affecting the company. Investment and innovation are at the heart of Go-Ahead London's environmental programme. It is the first operator to introduce an electric powered fleet of support vehicles and also operates 61 double decker hybrid buses, which emit around 30% fewer carbon emissions.

As with all of Go-Ahead's bus companies, Go-Ahead London has fitted their vehicles with 'black box' Telematics technology to monitor fuel use. The on-board equipment is backed up by a special training course to encourage smooth, fuel efficient driving techniques. The company also has an annual competition which brings together the ‘greenest’ drivers to take part in a series of driving challenges. The ultimate prize is a brand new Fiat 1.2 Twin air motor car. Since introduction, fuel usage has reduced and the number of road traffic accidents has dropped by 10% year on year.

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Key Facts

Company Go-Ahead London
Managing Director John Trayner
Nature of Business Regulated
Geographic Area Central London
South London
East London
Revenue+ £361 million
Approx Passenger Journeys* 433 million
Avg Number of Employees+ 5,608
Fleet Size** 1,800 buses

+ For the financial year ended 29 June 2013.
* For the financial year ended 29 June 2013. Rounded to the nearest 1 million.
** Data as at 29 June 2013. 

Contact Details

Go-Ahead London
No. 18 Merton High Street,
London SW19 1DN
Tel : (0) 20 8545 6100