London calling for bus drivers

Brian Souter, chief executive of Stagecoach.
Brian Souter, chief executive of Stagecoach.

SEVENTEEN local Stagecoach employees are heading to London to play a key role in supporting the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The drivers from the Aberhill depot will join over 2600 of their colleagues to help provide transport for athletes and members of the media throughout the Games, after the transport operator was selected by the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) to deliver one of the largest transport contracts for the event.

With more than 14,700 athletes and 21,000 media representatives heading to London, for the Olympic Games from July 27 to August 12 and the Paralympic Games from August 29 to September 9, the drivers from Aberhill will be temporarily based at depots in West Ham and Beckton

Each operator region will be supporting the Games by sending drivers, with Stagecoach also sending around 500 vehicles.

Stagecoach Group chief executive Sir Brian Souter said: “The London 2012 Games are a once in a lifetime opportunity for our people to be involved in a global event on this scale.

“We are proud to be involved in the Games and look forward to helping make the event a success for spectators and athletes alike.”