Arriva invests in new Tunbridge Wells depot

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Arriva has made a significant investment in its brand new bus depot in Tunbridge Wells, which will serve as the area’s main bus depot.

As well as forming a new piece of infrastructure in the region, the site will also serve as a secondary head office for employees at Arriva Southern Counties.

Engineering teams are the first of Arriva’s staff to operate from the new depot and moved in earlier this month, with the rest of the site and office buildings due to be fully functional by spring 2018.

The new site is already proving to be a fantastic working environment for the engineering teams operating there, with state-of-the-art EVERQUIP inspection pits, new lighting, full air hacks, oil drainers with pit drain facilities, air feed oil dispensers, pit inspection bridges, electric roll shutters and exhaust extraction facilities.

The exciting new development follows the closure of Arriva’s previous depot in the area earlier this year.

Speaking about the new working environment, Arriva engineers Wayne Stanton, John Hegarty and Andy Ramsden said: “We were sad to see the closure of the old depot due to its history, but the new site is far superior and heralds a new era for Arriva and its staff in the Tunbridge Wells area.

“The engineering teams have settled in really nicely and are very impressed with the facilities available on site.”

Lauren Edmonds, Marketing Manager at Arriva Southern Counties, added: “It’s fantastic that our engineering teams are already in at the new depot and we’re expecting everything to be fully operational by spring 2018.

“The new site will be a great addition and will serve to help us deliver the best possible service for customers in the area. We hope those in the region will join us to celebrate the opening.”