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Green Line gifts its greatest ever commuter after a fabulous thirty years

16 May 16

Green Line had a surprise for one its customers this week, after they celebrated an impressive 30 years of commuting on-board the Luton to London coach.

Jacquelyn Andrews, who works as a Legal PA in Central London, was surprised on her morning journey on Friday 13 May by the Green Line team who wanted to give her a huge thank you for being one of their most frequent and loyal passengers, presenting her with a special balloon, bouquet of flowers and a bottle of bubbly as a token of their appreciation.

“For those who choose to work in London, I cannot recommend the coach enough as a relaxing way of commuting,” explained Jacquelyn who was born and still lives in Luton.

“You are guaranteed a seat, it's cosy enough to have a kip (which is vital when you work a long day), and you can get to watch the world go by too. What I don’t know about the M1 and its traffic patterns is probably not worth knowing!   This service has been reliably and safely getting me to work all these years, I have made some amazing friends, there is a little commuting family, and whether there is snow, flooding, road closures, accidents, come hell or high water, they will find a route to get you where you want to go.”

Jacquelyn initially opted for the coach as it stopped right outside her very first office on Buckingham Palace Road.  She added: “My brother also started work in London at the same time and he opted for the train instead, but it wasn’t for me. It’s twice the price, there’s rarely a seat and working in Central London means you need a long, crowded tube journey too.  As long as I continue to work in Westminster, I will commute this way.  The one thing that gets me out of bed with the dawn chorus is knowing that I can have another sleep again soon on the coach.  For the drivers on the commuter rota it must be like driving a great big communal bed!"

Giving her the flexibility she needs to work the hours required within her career, Jacquelyn also appreciates the 24/7 nature of the services that allows her to enjoy all the social aspects that London has to offer without the worry of getting home.

She concluded: “The drivers that have cheerfully and safely transported me to and fro all these years, especially after the parties, of which there have been many, well I can’t thank them enough for their kindness and all the laughs and chats we have had, even if they were about the fortunes and misfortunes of Luton Town FC.  Long may the 757/755 keep serving my home town!”

Linsey Frostick, General Manager for Arriva, which operates the Green Line 757 and commuter 755 services, said: “Jacquelyn is the perfect passenger, and it continues to be a pleasure having her on-board. We can’t quite believe it’s been 30 years since she first hopped on a Green Line coach, but we know how much she likes a celebration, so it seemed only right we do something to show her our gratitude. We hope she enjoyed her surprise and wish her many more happy years of commuting!”