The MKube is officially opened on the 6th May
Arriva buses officially launched its new, dedicated information centre on Friday, 6th May, with the opening of the Arriva MKube.
The information centre, which features fantastic designs representing Milton Keynes, was opened by former Transport Minister Gillian Merron and mayor of Milton Keynes - Debbie Brock.
Speaking about the launch, Gillian, now Chair of Bus Users UK, the organisation which looks after the interests of bus passengers, said: Congratulations to all involved in a fantastic achievement here in the heart of Milton Keynes. The transformation from a Grillers fried chicken outlet in 30 days is fantastic and I’m sure includes a lot of blood sweat and tears. Every town needs a human face and what a fantastic human face it is!
“Buses in Milton Keynes have been on a bit of a journey, as have Arriva to get services right and more attractive, and today is another step.
“Many people in Milton Keynes are looking for an excuse to get out of their cars – what better than a combination of the free bus pass, a partnership working with the local council, and a fantastic new centre offering facilities for drivers every which way, to make things easier to get out and about, locally and nationally.
“The bus is an increasingly important part of a thriving economy and Arriva is to be congratulated on its investment in services to bus users.”
Paul Adcock, Managing Director, said: “The team involved in the radical transformation from a former fast food outlet to an incredible looking information centre in just 30 days should be applauded. Particular praise should go to Catherine Barlow who hand drew all the illustrations, which run round the outside of the MKube.
“Arriva is committed to providing excellent service and we feel that by investing heavily in this new information centre we can raise the bar for our customers. The MKube will be a real benefit to Milton Keynes providing easy access to transport information.
“In addition to providing bus route information, we have already built partnerships with the National Express and the Original Tour Company, to allow people to buy tickets direct from the MKube.”