Polished performance in Warsaw for the British Embassy
In December 2018 the Arriva London Heritage Fleet was approached by Arriva Poland to carry rail industry professionals from various Eastern European countries on a visit to London organised by the Rail Industry Association. Arriva London provided one of the Heritage Fleet Routemaster buses for two days to transport them to meeting venues around the capital.
The success of the company’s involvement led directly to a further approach on behalf of the British Embassy in Warsaw.
Monika Gadzala of the British Embassy in Warsaw had this to say,
“A group of British Embassies organised a study visit for representatives of financial regulators from 11 EU countries to London to learn about UK approach to financial innovation and regulations. Thanks to Arriva London the delegation travelled in style on the top deck of an historic Routemaster bus while moving between the meetings. Our conductor was able to answer our questions about the history of London’s buses and the key sightseeing spots on the way, which added a special British flavour to our regulatory visit. This was a unique and highly enjoyable experience for us – something we will remember forever.”
Arriva London's heritage Routemasters are also available for more long-term partnerships. We have worked regularly with the National Trust since 2013, providing our former Green Line Routemaster for their use, carrying out both historic tours and visits to some of their properties in the London area.