Arriva Midlands' Luton Depot is celebrating today having won gold at the prestigious UK Bus Awards 2017.
The depot is the winner of the Bus in the Community category, sponsored by Coach and Bus Week, recognises projects and activities from across Great Britain which make life better for, or provide real benefits, to local people.
Arriva Luton was commended for taking great pride in serving the town, and for the strong and sustainable relationships it has built throughout the community. It also plays a key role in supporting Love Luton, which promotes the positive image and cultural diversity that Luton has to offer.
The company prides itself in supporting events of all sizes that connect different ages, groups and cultures, putting Arriva Luton right at the heart of the community.
Mark Yexley, Chairman of the UK Bus Awards, said: “The judges were impressed with the way Arriva Luton had fully integrated itself into the community, not only supporting a range of local charities but being truly committed promoting the town, not just to its residents, but to audiences further afield.”
“We would like to congratulate the Arriva Luton team on their outstanding achievement, there was a lot of tough competition. Well done from everyone at the UK Bus Awards”
Arriva Midlands also scooped the bronze award for its Telford Depot’s work with Dementia Awareness. The company has introduced an ambitious programme to ensure that employees are trained how to recognise and help passengers suffering from Alzheimers.
Silver went to Stagecoach West Scotland for their Youth Express initiative: a joint partnership between Stagecoach, East Ayrshire Councils Vibrant Communities and South Ayrshire Councils Community Safety Partnership provides a mobile youth club for young people from rural communities across Ayrshire.