ComfortDelGro unit clinches top bus accolade in London

ComfortDelGro’s overseas businesses - British subsidiary Metroline.
ComfortDelGro’s overseas businesses - British subsidiary Metroline.PHOTO: COMFORTDELGRO

SINGAPORE - Singapore-based transport giant ComfortDelGro Corp's wholly owned London subsidiary, Metroline Ltd, has been named Bus Operator of the Year at the 2016 London Transport Awards.

Held at the Lancaster Hotel on Thursday evening, Metroline was cited "to be consistently very good for reliability and it comfortably beats its target".

Metroline, which is London's second largest bus operator, operates a fleet of 1,700 buses plying routes mainly in North, West, Central London and Hertfordshire. It runs over 18 per cent of London's scheduled bus mileage.

Metroline chief executive Jaspal Singh said: "We are absolutely delighted, very honoured and extremely humbled to be awarded Bus Operator of the Year. Credit must go where it is due, and in this regard, I would like to thank all of the more than 5,500 men and women who work extremely hard in our garages and on the roads all year round to keep London moving."