New Engineering Director takes the Helm at Metroline

  • Adrian Jones is appointed Engineering Director at Metroline, and will oversee the Company’s London Engineering Operations.
  • This follows the appointments of Stephen Harris as Metroline’s Managing Director, Ian Foster as Group Engineering Director and Sean O’Shea as Chief Executive Officer.
  • Metroline, a member of ComfortDelGro continues to deliver innovative and pioneering services in London with the introduction of over 60 fully electric buses across two routes.

All-aboard the library bus!

We are really pleased to have launched our special library bus this week at the Sinai Jewish Primary School. The bus will now be permanently located in the playground and will help put reading at the heart of the school, promoting a love of books and helping the children to learn library skills, practice story making, listen to stories and share books.

The ribbon was cut this week at the official launch by Headteacher, Mrs Lipshaw, CEO of Metroline, Sean O’Shea and the Mayor of Brent, Cllr Arshad Mahmood. 

Commenting at the launch, Sean O’Shea said,

Metroline Launches London’s First Bus Driver Apprenticeship and Opens New Skills Centre

Monday 26th November:  Metroline launched London’s first bus driver apprenticeship that will provide support, training and upskilling over a period of 12 months to 24 new apprentices. 

The 24 successfully selected apprentices to join Metroline’s new programme will be involved in modules designed to help develop confidence and encourage skills development, with practical hands on and classroom based training, whilst being paid to learn and train to become a bus driver for one of London’s leading bus operators. 

Metroline Success at the 2018 IRTE Skills Challenge.

Congratulations to Metroline’s Mitesh Patel who was the winner of the Top Scoring Mechanical Technician and runner up in the Vehicle Inspector categories at the 2018 Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE) Skills Challenge.

Daniel Briscoe continued the success for Metroline earning the Runner up prize in the Apprentice Category.

A helpful call in a time of distress: Metroline bus driver Dinu is a shining example of going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the safety of our customers.

On 25 June, Driver Dinu was driving on the 332 route when he noticed that a female travelling alone was crying. When trying to find out why the woman was in distress, Driver Dinu realised that she did not speak English. Wasting no time Driver Dinu called Lee Jackson, CentreComm Operations Manager via a code red call on the iBus radio and asked for assistance. Lee knew that his colleague, Swinder Sethi, Real Time Passenger Information Officer spoke Hindi and Punjabi so he asked her to assist him.  

Holloway’s Tracey Palmer Wins the Accessibility Champion Award at the 2017 London Bus Awards.

Congratulations to Tracey Palmer for winning the prestigious Accessibility Champion award at the 2017 London Bus Awards.  Tracey is well-known for being a caring, patient and compassionate driver and is a favourite with passengers and colleagues.   Moreover, she is a passionate advocate for older and disabled passenger transport accessibility and was appointed as the Holloway Garage Accessibility Champion to promote awareness of accessibility issues and help empower passengers to be more confident when using the bus.

Safely Serving London for 38 Years: Stan Davern is Metroline’s Transport Safety Champion.

Holloway driver Stan Davern has safely served Londoners for the last 38 years without ever being involved in a blameworthy collision. “Stan has received a host of commendations over the years, has an impeccable attendance record, and importantly doesn’t have a single blameworthy collision to his name,” says Metroline’s Head of Transport Safety, Ray Webb. Ray continues, “Stan reads the road well and no matter how busy it gets, he always keeps calm and in control.