2012 London Bus Awards
Excellence and bravery were honoured at TFL Bus Awards in Covent Garden on 15 March
Seven awards and three commendations were given out at the ceremony held at the London Transport Museum 15 March.
Leon Daniels, Managing Director Surface Transport said: 'Our bus network is one of the largest and most complex in the world and one on which the very foundations of this city depends. Thousands of people across the capital work incredibly hard to provide customers with the best possible service.
'These awards are a celebration of all that is great about London's bus network - in particular its people. We celebrate and thank all those drivers and staff who go above and beyond the call of duty to help our customers, those who show innovation and creativity in their work and those who display outstanding bravery, dedication and commitment.'
The Go-Ahead London winners of this year's London Bus Awards are:
Christine Powell, Go-Ahead, (Bexleyheath)
Bus service ambassador - recognises those who work with schools, the local community and passengers to improve relations and identify and address bus or garage related issues. Christine is currently employed at Bexleyheath garage and works on the special school bus rota where she has been able to build up an excellent working relationship with the local schools. Christine's outstanding people skills have enabled her to take on the role of Bexleyheath Garage Ambassador visiting local schools and equipping children with skills to stay safe whilst travelling on the network.
Dennis Holligan Go-Ahead (Merton), Steve Ryan, Go-Ahead (Bexleyheath) and Kevin Salter, Go-Ahead (Camberwell)
All received commendations in the 'Actions above and beyond the call of duty' category for their actions during the riots last August. All three were driving buses set upon by the rioters. Under these extreme conditions they managed to keep their vehicles going and drive their passengers out of the area and safely away from the violence.