METROBUS has unveiled a gold-fronted bus to celebrate its Crawley depot winning the Top National Depot award at the UK Bus Awards.  

The Depot of the Year gold-fronted double decker bus, fleet number 6971, will serve multiple Metrobus routes.

The company also won bronze in the Top Shire Operator award’s category.

Managing director Martin Harris said: “Both of these awards are the result of a superb, sustained team effort.

“I couldn’t be prouder of the service Metrobus colleagues provide every day to customers and to the community.

“Their hard work and dedication shines through and has put Metrobus back on the top of the podium as Top National Bus Depot.”

Crawley depot won the Top National Depot title back in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The judges were impressed with the Crawley depot’s overall performance, from how the company looks after and rewards its employees, through to its investment in depot facilities and growing community outreach.

The Top National Depot category recognises bus depots that provide outstanding service and are committed to their customers, communities and employees. Only eight bus depots from across the UK reached the final.

Mark Yexley, Chairman of the UK Bus Awards, said: “The depot has an enviable reputation for quality, investment and customer service.”