We’re wishing the very best of luck to the Passenger customers nominated for the prestigious routeone Awards 2018, taking place on 31 October alongside the Euro Bus Expo 2018.

Passenger customer Reading Buses has made the shortlist for Best Use of Technology (over 150 vehicles) while Blackpool Transport and Go South Coast’s Unilink have been nominated for Best Use of Technology (up to 150 vehicles).

We’re extremely proud to have played a part in the creation of the technology that each of these operators has deployed and maintained to such a high standard – with many happy customers as a result.

“The Best Use of Technology shortlisting is particularly symbolic, as it reflects the technology development which we have been heavily involved in for some time,” says Reading Buses on their website. “Most recently the company has not only launched a new app, but a new website.”

The routeone Awards 2018 gala presentation evening is a high-profile event for the transport industry to celebrate achievements and excellence. It will take place on 31 October in the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, coinciding with the Euro Bus Expo 2018. Passenger will be in attendance at the Euro Bus Expo, so please do get in touch if you’d like to meet up!

We’d also like to pass on our best wishes to those customers and individuals who have been nominated in the evening’s other categories – and everyone else besides. We’ll be there on the night cheering you on!

Operator training award

  • Go South Coast
  • Reading Buses

Manager of the year, small/medium operator

  • Jane Cole – Blackpool Transport Services

Manager of the year, large operator

  • Alex Hornby – Transdev Blazefield
  • Dan Bassett – Reading Buses

Engineer of the year, small/medium operator

  • Chris Pannell – Blackpool Transport Services

Engineer of the year, large operator

  • John Bickerton – Reading Buses

Rising Star 2018

  • Andy Turnbull – The Harrogate Bus Company

Environment Award

  • Go South Coast
  • Reading Buses

Bus operator of the year, small/medium operator

  • Blackpool Transport Services
  • The Burnley Bus Company
  • The Harrogate Bus Company

Bus operator of the year, large operator

  • Go South Coast
  • Reading Buses