THE Oxford Bus Company has won UK Large Bus Operator of the Year in a prestigious national bus industry award.

It scooped the accolade in the Route One Awards, dubbed ‘The Oscars of the bus, coach and mini-bus industry’, in the Large Bus Operator category.

The awards recognise and celebrate achievements, innovation and the highest standards of excellence in all aspects of operations.

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Phil Southall, Oxford Bus Company managing director, said: “This award is thanks to the consistent hard work, dedication and customer service of our team.

"It is a fantastic achievement and I’m proud of the whole team who deserve this.”