Go-Ahead companies shortlisted for UK bus awards

Go-Ahead is pleased to note that several of its bus operating companies have been shortlisted for awards at the UK Bus Awards. The range of award categories reflects our Group-wide strategic priorities of customers, our people, society and finance.

Commenting on the shortlist Tony Depledge, chairman of the UK Bus Awards, said the quality and talent of the finalists did the 20th year of the awards proud.

“The spirit of the awards is one of celebration – rewarding hard work and innovation. What has stood out in particular for the judges from this year’s entries is operators trying new things to see if they work and also engaging in genuine dialogue with colleagues and industry stakeholders.”

Engineer of the year

Frank Clasen Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company

Making buses a better choice

Metrobus – upgrade to the Fastway service
Southern Vectis – Coaster

Putting passengers first

Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company – accessible travel for our city

The award for sustained marketing excellence

Go North East – listen, target, go!

Top city operator

Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company
Go North East

Top national bus driver

Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company – Zachary Narvaez
Konectbus – Chris Richmond

Top london bus driver

Go-Ahead London – Peter Growns

Top national bus depot

Metrobus – Crawley

Top shire operator

Metrobus
Morebus

The award ceremony announcing the winners takes place in London on 24 November at The Ballroom on London’s South Bank.

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For more information contact Sarah Boundy, group corporate communications director, sarah.boundy@go-ahead.com 07808 568 667

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.

Go-Ahead Bus

Go-Ahead is one of the UK's largest bus operators. With a fleet of around 4,700 buses, we carry nearly 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 regional commercial services in Oxford, East Anglia, the south east, southern and north east England.

Go-Ahead Rail

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