MAD Beds and Bucks

It’s time to vote for your champion bus driver for Beds and Bucks! Take a look at the contenders below and vote for your favourite driver.

Farouk Khan

Name: Farouk Khan

Depot: Aylesbury

Age: 49

Where are you from: Birmingham

Where do you live: Aylesbury

Do you have any children? Yes, I have 3 sons and a daughter - all now adults.

How long have you worked for Arriva? 15 months

Is this your first job with Arriva? Yes

What do you enjoy most about being a bus driver? I enjoy all aspects. I like contact with people and I like to see happy people.

What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be professional footballer.

Have you had any previous careers and why did you change? I used to work in factories, but I don't like being stationary - I like to be on the move -  so that's why I changed to being a bus driver.

How do you feel about being nominated for a MAD award? I was quite surprised! I plug on as best as I can, but it was a really nice surprise.

What would it mean to win the overall award? I'd be absolutely speechless! Whoever wins it deserves it. It would be a bit of a surprise!

How do you think your passengers describe you? 80% happy, cheerful, smiley guy who lets them get off the bus smiling.

What is your favourite route to drive? Service 280 between Aylesbury and Oxford.

How do you think the bus system helps your local community? It does help, out in the sticks and in an expanding major town like Aylesbury. Every little bit helps.

Now it's time to vote!

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Voting closes on Monday 18 March 2019