Awards Results


The venue for the 1998 awards shifted to the Cafe Royal on Regent Street, and the guest of honour was transport minister Dr John Reid MP, whilst the ceremony was hosted by BBC newsreader Andrew Harvey.

The winners were:

Bus Operator of the Year sponsored by Belmont International

  • Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Co
  • Specially commended: Ipswich Buses

London Operator Award, sponsored by Marsh UK

  • Metrobus
  • Runners Up: Metroline Travel

Infrastructure Award, sponsored by Queensbury Shelters

  • Norwich Western Corridor Quality Bus Partnership, Norfolk County Council with First Eastern Counties
  • Runners Up: The Durham Road Super Route, City of Sunderland and partners

Marketing Initiative Award - Bus Operators

  • Brighton and Hove METRO, Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Co
  • Runners up: The Manchester Megarider Ticket, Stagecoach Manchester

Marketing Initiative Award - Local Authority/Joint

  • Travelwise Company Travel Plans, Travel West Midlands with Birmingham City Council and Centro
  • Runners Up: Route 151 - Tunbridge Wells-Chatham, Arriva Kent & Sussex with Kent County Council and Medway Council

Innovation Award

  • London Bus Lane Enforcement Cameras Project, The Traffic Director for London and partners
  • Runners Up: Bus/Rail Integration in East Anglia, FirstGroup East Anglia

The Bus in the Countryside Award

  • The T1 Service, Easy Access - Lizard to Perranporth, Truronian
  • Runners Up: Buses (R)ural Us, West Sussex County Council

Buses for Pleasure Award

  • Regeneration and Sustainable Transport in Support of Sustainable Tourism in Devon, Devon County Council
  • Runners Up: The Hadrian’s Wall Bus, Northumberland National Park and partners