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Harrogate bus firm wins double gold at UK bus oscars

Harrogate-based bus firm Transdev has won two golds at the annual UK Bus Awards 2023 - the oscars of the bus industry.

Harrogate bus firm wins double gold at UK bus oscars Harrogate-based bus firm Transdev has won two golds at the annual UK Bus Awards 2023 - the oscars of the bus industry. Transdev bus driver Mariusz Losinski’s driving and customer care skills have earned him the coveted title of Top National Bus Driver. Mariusz, 29, was at the prestige London events venue Troxy to be crowned as the nation’s number one bus driver in a glittering ceremony. A second gold was also awarded to Transdev for its unique marketing campaign, ‘De-Stressing The Bus’, which delivered a 15 percent rise in customer numbers on its routes across the North in the 12 months to the end of June this year. [caption id="attachment_90360" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Mariusz Losinski, winner of the gold UK Bus Award.[/caption] Based at Coastliner’s depot in Malton, North Yorkshire, Mariusz has already earned several accolades, including Transdev’s ‘Dream Driver’ prize in 2016 and its Eco Champion trophy in last year’s company-wide Amazing Awards. A proud Mariusz said:

“I’ve always felt comfortable sitting behind the wheel, and have always liked the contact with people, so I decided to become a bus driver. “I have no secret, but I try to drive the same way as during the first months of my work as a driver. “From the very beginning, I paidspecial attention to the safety and comfort of my passengers. “After eight years of driving for Coastliner, I still try to remember this and not get stuck in a rut.”
Transdev Operations Director Vitto Pizzuti said:
”Mariusz Losinski thoroughly deserves to be the UK’s National Bus Driver of the Year – his relentless attention to delivering the highest quality of service on Britain’s Most Scenic Bus Route has made him a favourite with countless customers.”
Transdev’s success at the UK Bus Awards was completed with a silver award for its Head of Operations Alan Isherwood, in the Manager of the Year category. Alan’s 35 year career journey from driving buses to a high-level role managing people and planning, plus safety and service delivery, impressed the judging panel. Full details of all Transdev services and opportunities to join the bus firm’s multi award-winning team are online at: transdevbus.co.uk. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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