Making Metrobus

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Metrobus’ headquarters might be tucked away but around the corner of Wheatstone Close is a hidden gem

After winning the Top National Depot at the UK Bus Awards, Crawley’s Metrobus depot is thriving. Madaline Dunn took a trip to Crawley to find out more about its story and the team behind its success

Still beaming from their win at the UK Bus Awards for Top National Depot, I spoke to Tim Pinkney, Service Quality Officer, and Charlie Bruce, Brand Manager at Metrobus’ Crawley depot to ask them how it felt to add another trophy to their mantelpiece and to get the story behind Metrobus so far.

Metrobus started in Orpington, Kent in September 1983 with just six buses. The operator was bought out by Go-Ahead in 1999, and shortly after Go-Ahead bought Arriva London and Country in Crawley in March 2001 and Metrobus became the operator. Metrobus Crawley depot then merged with Brighton & Hove Bus Company in 2013.

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