“I would like to thank all of the more than 5,500 men and women who work extremely hard in our garages and on the roads all year round to keep London moving” Metroline CEO Jaspal Singh
Metroline was awarded the title of “Bus Operator of the Year 2016” at the prestigious London Transport Awards held in March this year at the Lancaster Hotel.
Celebrating the very best in public transport, the London Transport Awards are into its 21st year and are supported by Transport for London, London Councils and London Travel Watch. Mr Mike Brown, Transport Commissioner for London, said of the significance of the event, “the London Transport Awards matter because they recognise the achievements of transport professionals who support London — to be one of the greatest and most successful cities in the world, the engine of the UK economy and just a great place to be’’.
Commenting on why Metroline came out top, the organisers noted that “TfL statistics show Metroline to be consistently very good for reliability and it comfortably beats its target – it was the best of the larger operators for service reliability”. In addition, “Metroline has maintained its performance seamlessly since taking over five garages and associated routes from First Group from June 2013”.
Metroline’s Chief Executive Officer Mr Jaspal Singh welcomed the accolade, saying, “We are absolutely delighted, very honoured and extremely humbled to be awarded Bus Operator of the Year. Credit must go where it is due, and in this regard, I would like to thank all of the more than 5,500 men and women who work extremely hard in our garages and on the roads all year round to keep London moving. I would also like to thank TfL’s Managing Director Mr Leon Daniels and his officers, as well as the Transport Commissioner for their enormous support over the years.”
Mr Singh continued, “Our success would not have been possible without the dedication and commitment of all these people in providing the very best service to all Londoners who depend on us for their daily transport needs.”
To mark this very special achievement, every garage hosted a barbeque for everyone in the Metroline team to celebrate and enjoy.