London bus operator Metroline has been shortlisted in five categories in the finals of the prestigious UK Bus Awards. Metroline’s initiatives, garages, drivers and engineers have all been recognised by the awards, which showcase the achievements of the UK bus industry and encourage and reward best practice and outstanding standards of customer services. The all-important finals take place at a glittering ceremony in London at the Troxy on the 19th November 2019.

Metroline’s School Library Bus has been nominated in the Bus & the Community category. The award recognises bus projects or initiatives which make life better and make big improvements for local people in the community. Metroline engineers worked tirelessly to convert a double deck bus into a special library bus to be made a permanent part of the playground at a local primary school.

Willesden-based Bus Driver Agnieszka Narbut was shortlisted in the Top London Bus Driver category. The award sponsored by Transport for London (TfL) and Luke Rees-Pulley Charitable Trust, celebrates bus drivers who deliver outstanding customer service and those that go out of their way to do whatever’s necessary to help passengers have the very best journey.

Metroline’s Holloway Bus Garage has been recognised for its environmental initiatives and operation of electric buses, as one of the finalist in the Environment category. The award not only recognises the efforts made to improve the green credentials of bus services, but also improvements made to the overall environment in the communities where they operate.

Talented young Metroline engineer Mitesh Patel has been shortlisted for the Unsung Hero award. The award recognises employees who are committed, devoted to duty, and truly go above and beyond making sure customers get where they need to be and have the very best journey.

Finally, Alperton Bus Garage has been shortlisted for the Top London Bus Garage award. The award celebrates bus depots that are truly committed to their customers and employees, and to delivering outstanding performance and customer service.

Mark Yexley, Chairman of the UK Bus Awards, said: “Reaching the finals is a huge achievement in itself, and for Metroline to be nominated in five categories is outstanding. It’s great to be able to celebrate all the individual talent in our industry, and great to see shortlists in the Top London Driver and Unsung Hero categories. Everyone at the Alperton garage should be very proud too, congratulations! We would like to wish Agnieszka and Mitesh the very best of luck, as well as all the teams involved in delivering such remarkable projects.”

Sean O’Shea, CEO of Metroline, said: “We are delighted to have been named as a finalist in 5 categories at the UK Bus Awards. It is tremendous news and a testament to the hard working members across the company. These nominations are well deserved and we all wish the very best of luck to all of our Metroline finalists.”

The winners of the UK Bus Awards will be announced in London on the 19th November.