Special Award 2014
Bus and Coach Transport for the 2014 Commonwealth Games
First Games Transport and First Glasgow
The Commonwealth Games was the largest sporting occasion ever held in Scotland, featuring almost 5,000 athletes from 71 different nations and territories. Over 1.3 million spectators attended the competitions. The transport arrangements were an unqualified success and were a major contributor to the smooth running of the whole event. The years of planning and testing paid off and all involved - the athletes, wider games family and the general public - enjoyed quick and reliable bus services provided by a team of operators, drawn from the whole length and breadth of the British Isles, all managed by First Games Transport and First Glasgow. First Games Transport deployed some 580 buses and coaches for the period of the Games which between them made some 48,000 individual journeys over the 12 days. In addition, First Glasgow kept the city moving as well as providing spectator shuttle services to the 12 main venues around the city.
The Management Committee made a Special Award for the delivery of Bus and Coach Transport for the 2014 Commonwealth Games jointly to First Games Transport and First Glasgow. At the same time, it offered congratulations to the other operators who contributed to the success including Stagecoach, Translink, National Express, Go North East and Reading Buses.