National Express engineers are celebrating after all eleven of the company’s UK bus garages were recognised for excellence with an Institute of Road Transport Engineers Certification Award.
The bus operator’s depots in central Birmingham, Acocks Green, Yardley Wood, Bordesley Green, Perry Barr, West Bromwich, Pensnett, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry and Dundee all qualified.
IRTEC is widely recognised as the leading industry benchmark of transport engineering. It assesses and licenses the safety and competence of technicians who maintain and repair vehicles. Auditors from the Freight Transport Association, which runs the IRTEC scheme, visited every National Express bus garage and closely examined the work going on there.
John Parker, National Express Engineering Manager at Birmingham Central garage, says:
“I’m really proud of the team. The FTA don’t just give these awards away. Our engineers really do have to perform at the highest level to gain this level of recognition. To achieve this award, we are independently assessed in a number of key engineering areas such tooling, systems, training records and calibration.”
About National Express
National Express Group is a leading public transport operator with bus, coach and rail services in the UK, Continental Europe, North Africa, North America and the Middle East. Passengers made more than 867 million journeys on our services in 2015.