Brookes takes award for high-performing bus partnership

Wednesday, 05 July 2017

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Oxford Brookes University and the Oxford Bus Company have received a national award for their strong partnership which delivers a high-quality bus service designed to enhance the student experience.

The partnership has been awarded a CUBO Award for Business Partner of the Year for the BROOKESbus service which connects the University’s three main sites and halls of residence.

The annual CUBO Awards recognise the achievements of those working within the higher education industry.

Working with Brookes University over the last 8 years has been an absolute pleasure, and this recognition just goes to show that their organisation is forward-thinking and customer-focused.

Phil Southall, Managing Director of Oxford Bus Company

The judges were particularly impressed with the growth of the service of the BROOKESbuses. In 2009 just 31% of students used the service, this has since increased to 46%. 

Harmohinder Bahl, Facilities Director for Oxford Brookes University said: “We are delighted to win this award for the BROOKESbus service which is further evidence that our partnership with Oxford Bus Company has made a positive impact both on our students and the Oxford community.

“The modern, innovative and environmentally-friendly BROOKESbus fleet is something that we are very proud of and we look forward to continuing our relationship with Oxford Bus Company.”

Phil Southall, Managing Director of Oxford Bus Company said: “We’re so proud to have helped secure this award. Working with Brookes University over the last 8 years has been an absolute pleasure, and this recognition just goes to show that their organisation is forward-thinking and customer-focused.”

The fleet of 20 buses features a British manufactured hybrid drive system, free WiFi and ‘next stop’ announcement technology.

Oxford Brookes has previously received a national environmental award for the use of Gyrodrive in the buses; an innovative, environmentally-friendly and cost-effective technology originally developed for use in Formula One racing cars which reduces CO2 emissions.