BUS FIRM DRIVING TOWARDS NEW AWARD

By a County Press reporter

Friday, October 5, 2007

 

SOUTHERN Vectis has been shortlisted for another top award.

In July a poetry project, which involved poems being printed on buses and engraved on plaques at bus stops, won the community award at this year's Arts and Business Awards.

Now the company hopes to scoop an award in the mid-size UK Bus Operator of the Year category at the Route One Operator Excellence Awards at the National Motorcycle Museum on Wednesday.

Marc Morgan-Huws, operations and commercial manager at Southern Vectis, said the firm was  delighted to have been able to demonstrate to judges a vast range of improvements and initiatives which have been implemented within the past 18 months.

This included a £1 million investment for new buses made by the Go-Ahead Group, which acquired Southern Vectis in July, 2005, and phased enhancements to the services on the Island, which after just 15 months are now delivering 45 per cent passenger growth, the highest anywhere in the UK.

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