More success as local bus operator scoops top national award

By Ricardo Rossi - 5 November 2018


Swindon’s Bus Company is celebrating this week - after parent company Go South Coast was named Large Bus Operator of the Year in the RouteOne awards.

This latest success means the bus company now holds all three national best operator titles - the other two being the UK Bus Awards and National Transport Awards.

“Not only that but this is the second year in a row we have been placed top in the RouteOne Awards,” said managing director, Andrew Wickham. “This is an extremely rare achievement, and I’d like to thank all of my colleagues at Go South Coast for their monumental effort.

“It is not possible to achieve this level of success without a huge amount of talent, dedication and hard work - and my team has this in abundance. We pride ourselves on the fact that we continuously seek new ways to improve the services we offer.”

Go South Coast also received the RouteOne Awards Environment Award in a nod to its efforts to reduce congestion and improve air quality across the south.

“This is an important aspect of what we do,” added Andrew. “It is no secret that this region is suffering badly with high levels of traffic and congestion. We have made it our mission to encourage more people to travel by bus because just one double decker has the potential to take up to 75 cars off the road.

“In order to do this, we have invested heavily in new buses, all equipped with the latest low emissions Euro 6 engine. The new vehicles also boast comfortable seating, free WiFi, USB chargers and contactless ticketing technology - which makes them a more attractive proposition for our current customers, and for those considering leaving their cars at home.

“All this, combined with our focus on improving the frequency and reliability of our services still further, is steadily increasing the number of bus journeys made here in Swindon - bucking the national trend.”

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