Green Line shortlisted for UK Bus Award
Green Line 757 has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Express Operations Award in the 2009 UK Bus Awards.
Green Line 757 is a high quality, high frequency express coach service between London Luton Airport and London Victoria. The 24-hour, seven-day-a-week operation provides a convenient link for passengers travelling to London for both leisure and business.
Linsey Frostick, customer services manager for Green Line, said: “We are delighted that the service has been shortlisted for the UK Bus Awards. It is a great achievement and we will keep our fingers crossed that we go on to win.
“The viability and continued success and growth of the Green Line 757 service is a result of closely matching customer demand with service provision and adaptation as the demand changes.”
The Green Line 757 service was introduced by London Country in 1980 following coach service deregulation and since 1997 has greatly expanded with the growth of low-cost airline traffic at London Luton Airport (LLA).
The Green Line 757 is the flagship of a coaching brand that has linked London and the Home Counties for nearly 80 years and has seen its patronage grow by 35% over the last two years.
Green Line will now attend an awards presentation and ceremony at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane in London on Thursday 12th November to see if they are the overall winners of the Express Operations Award.
A fleet of 16 new Van Hool T917 Acron coaches entered the Green Line 757 service in December 2008, representing an investment of over £4.5 million to give customers a smooth and comfortable ride in what are amongst the most impressive coaches to be seen in squadron service at the southern end of the M1 motorway.
The 13 bright green and three orange Green Line coaches are a distinctive sight in Luton, on the M1 motorway and in North London, serving airline travellers as well as local people commuting to and from work or travelling for study or leisure purposes.
In the picture
Our pictures show the shortlisted entrants at the recent ceremony, and Linsey Frostick, customer service manager, and Maq Alibhai, depot manager for Green Line.