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Arriva's Facebook prize draws get the new year off to a great start for Atiq and three other lucky winners

06 February 14

Accountancy student Atiq Mughal had a great start to the year thanks to a prize draw that ran throughout January on Arriva’s Green Line Facebook page.

To qualify for the great-value prizes, followers just had to ‘like’ and either ‘share’ or ‘comment’ on certain posts with names being drawn at random to win a different prize each week during the month.

These included tickets for travel on Green Line coaches linking London with Luton, Hemel Hempstead and Stevenage, Oyster Cards for use on London’s transport network and London Passes giving discounted admissions to some of the capital’s top attractions.

The star prize won by Atiq was a 32GB iPad Mini, ideal for the student who commutes by Green Line coach from his home town of Luton to college in London.

Considering himself to be a lucky guy in winning the draw, Atiq said “Try your luck at every single step of your life. Everyone is lucky enough to win at least something that they dream of.”

He was presented with his iPad Mini by Sammy Jo of Arriva’s Luton Travel Centre and went on to say “I’m so happy that i got the iPad as I’m doing professional studies in Chartered Accountancy. I take the Green Line coach to London for my studies as it’s economic, fast and comfortable. Thank you Green Line.”

Arriva’s Regional Publicity Manager, Richard Lewis, said “We’re delighted that the January draws on our Green Line Facebook page were popular and that we have made some of our followers happy by giving some great prizes.

“We’re steadily increasing the number of people that are following our Arriva and Green Line Facebook and Twitter sites and social media is proving to be an ideal way for bus and coach companies to keep their customers informed of news about their services.

”It is also nice to engage with our customers through social media by being able to run some prize draws exclusively for them.”

Arriva’s Green Line coach services give direct links to London from Luton Interchange, Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, Welwyn and Hatfield with good value-for-money fares and a big range of discounts at attractions across London for Green Line ticket holders.

Full details of Green Line coaches can be found online at and all the latest news is posted on Facebook and Twitter.