Oxford Bus Company maintenance has the golden touch

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From left: Engineering Manager at Oxford Bus Company Wayne McKay, Head of Operations at Oxford Bus Company Shaun Ritchie, Service Delivery Director for National Express Ed Rickard, and Oxford Bus Company Route Manager Jose Rubio-Reyes. OXFORD BUS COMPANY

National Express contractor Oxford Bus Company has been awarded a ‘Golden Spanner’ award recognising its excellence in engineering. External inspectors praised Oxford Bus Company engineers for achieving ‘exceptional standards, including good quality inspections and minimal breakdowns by vehicles on the National Express network. It is the third time Oxford Bus Company has been awarded a golden spanner.

Oxford Bus Company runs the 737 Oxford to Stansted Airport via Luton Airport and Milton Keynes service on behalf of National Express, and maintains the coaches at its in-house engineering department in Cowley. National Express conducts annual audits of all contractors on its network, including random inspections of vehicles.

Oxford Bus Company Service Delivery Director Paul Hennigan said: “The standards are rightly extremely high and only a few operators achieve gold standard, so we’re proud to have been judged to have maintained our exceptional standards again. It is testament to the hard work and dedication of the excellent engineering team we have.”

Managing Director Luke Marion added: “We consistently strive for excellence across the entire business and the engineering team are a first-class example of this. It is great to receive such an accolade and our talented colleagues richly deserve the continued recognition for maintaining such high standards.”