Go-Ahead bus companies recognised at UK bus awards

Several of Go-Ahead’s bus operating companies have been recognised at the 2015 UK Bus Awards.

Brighton & Hove

  • Gold for putting passengers first
  • Gold for top city operator
  • Silver for operator of the year
  • Bronze for engineer of the year

Go-Ahead London

  •  Bronze to Peter Growns for top London bus driver

Go North East

  • Bronze for sustained marketing excellence
  • Bronze for top city operator

Metrobus

 

  • Gold for making buses a better choice
  • Silver for top national bus depot

Southern Vectis

  • Silver for making buses a better choice

The awards – now in their twentieth year – celebrate businesses that are demonstrating outstanding customer service, technical innovation and employee development.  Over the years the event has played an important role in raising the profile of buses, and recognising and rewarding the achievements of the bus industry.

Congratulating all the winners, UK Bus Awards chairman Tony Depledge said:
“It’s great that the twentieth year of the UK Bus Awards scheme shows yet again what can be achieved for the benefit of passengers and the communities we serve.

“Once again we have been able to recognise inventive marketing, innovative engineering and outstanding customer service and to reward the commitment that is shown across the industry – and it’s that recognition and reward that we believe inspires us all.”

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The Go-Ahead Group
Sarah Boundy,
Group Corporate Communications Director
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Go-Ahead

Go-Ahead is a leading UK public transport operator, providing high quality services in the bus and rail sectors. Employing around 26,000 people across the country, over one billion passenger journeys are undertaken on our services each year. We are committed to operating our companies in a safe, socially and environmentally responsible way and are proud to have been accredited with triple Carbon Trust Standard for reductions in carbon, water and waste. In addition to the travelling public, our customers include the Department for Transport, Transport for London (TfL) and local authorities.

Bus

Go-Ahead is one of the UK’s largest bus operators. With a fleet of around 4,800 buses, we carry around two million passengers every day. Our operations are focused on high density commuter markets. We have a strong presence in London, with around 24 per cent market share, where we provide regulated services for TfL. We operate deregulated services in Oxford, East Anglia, the South East, Southern and North East England.

Rail

The rail operation, Govia, is 65 per cent owned by Go-Ahead and 35 per cent by Keolis. It is the largest rail operation in the UK, responsible for around 35 per cent of all UK passenger rail journeys through its rail franchises: GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway), Southeastern and London Midland.

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