East Anglian coach operator retains its gold status with National Express
L-R: Joe Calver, James Stringer, Gary Walkden, Alastair Coxon, Jamie Mayhew and Glyn Finbow.
East Anglia’s Galloway Coach Travel has won National Express’ top award for engineering standards for the second year running.
Engineering staff at Galloway were presented with a real golden spanner, an award for National Express’ partner operators who achieve exceptional engineering standards.
The award is a recognition of the high standards of fleet maintenance achieved over the past twelve months by Galloway’s Workshop Manager, Gary Walkden, and his team.
Alastair Coxon, Head of Contracts, at National Express said: “There are only 26 engineering teams across the National Express network who hold the gold standard so this is not an easy award to win. The team at Galloway should be incredibly proud of their hard work over the past year. I’m delighted I could deliver the spanner in person.”
Galloway have been managing National Express routes for over 25 years and currently run two routes on their behalf – the 481 between Ipswich and London and the 250 between Ipswich and Stansted and Heathrow airports.
Bill Hiron, Galloway’s Director added, “I’m very proud of the team here, the Golden Spanner award reflects their excellent performance during the National Express engineering audit and highlights how important we view the safety of all our passengers. Gary Walkden, our Engineering Manager, leads a fantastic team of specialists and awards such as this are a great incentive for both our new apprentices and long serving team members alike.”
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