Aaron Johnson Scopes UK 2018 Best Bus Driver Award

Passengers have praised the efforts of Nottingham City Transport’s Aaron Johnson, who was voted the best bus driver in the United Kingdom.

Mr Johnson, 41, of Bestwood Park, who has worked for the company for 21 years, said he goes the “extra mile” and treats his passengers how they want to be treated.

On his route, Mr Johnson transports passengers to Rise Park having started his shift in Upper Parliament Street, departing from a stop outside Burger King.

An average day for the Nottingham bus driver is to make five to six round trips each shift. Each round trip is 11 miles and he works a variety of shifts.

Mr Johnson fought off competition from tens of thousands of bus drivers nationwide to win at the UK Bus Awards in London on November 20.

When asked what he thinks is the reason for his recent awards success, he said: “It’s about putting that extra effort in and being polite and pleasant and treating your passengers as you expect to be treated.

He is noted to be very helpful to passengers and he even go to lengths helping the elderly who have problems getting on his bus.

Passengers praised him for been very friendly. They also praised him for always waiting until passengers get to their seats before moving off.