Coastliner’s Mariusz Losinski named as UK’s Top Bus Driver

Mariusz Losinski on stage at the UK Bus Awards with his Gold trophy, BBC News host Jane Hill and Robert Jack, editor of road and rail industry journal Passenger Transport

Mariusz Losinski's expert driving and customer care skills have earned him the coveted title of Top National Bus Driver at the UK Bus Awards, widely recognised as the Oscars of the UK bus industry.

Mariusz Losinski is one of the best-known faces on Coastliner (Britain’s Most Scenic Bus Route linking Leeds and York with the North Yorkshire Coast). Based at Transdev’s Coastliner depot in Malton (North Yorkshire), 29 year old Mariusz has already earned several accolades, including Transdev ‘Dream Driver’ prize in 2016 and an Eco Champion trophy in last year’s Transdev-wide Amazing Awards, which recognise talent across our ten operating bases in Yorkshire and the North West.

And earlier this year, Mariusz was presented with our Pride of the North Cup, awarded by nomination from his customers who were impressed by his cool, calm handling of a medical emergency on his bus in the midst of the North York Moors.

I’ve always felt comfortable sitting behind the wheel, and have always liked the contact with people, so I decided to become a bus driver.

I have no secret, but I try to drive the same way as during the first months of my work as a driver. From the very beginning, I’ve always paid special attention to the safety and comfort of my passengers. After eight years of driving for Coastliner, I still try to remember this every day.

Mariusz Losinski, bus driver

A second gold award was also awarded to Transdev at UK Bus Awards, in the Enriching the Customer Experience category for our unique marketing campaign, ‘De-Stressing The Bus’, which delivered a 15 percent rise in customer numbers on its routes across the North in the 12 months to the end of June this year – with a Silver prize also awarded to our Head of Operations Alan Isherwood, in the Manager of the Year category.

Transdev team celebrating golden success for the marketing campaign, ‘De-Stressing The Bus’
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