FlixBus UK has appointed James Barlow, 36, as Senior Operations Manager. He joins from Go-Ahead London, where he was most recently Operations Manager at its Stockwell garage.
Mr Barlow will be responsible for overseeing operational standards at the scheduled coach business and ensuring that its customers receive a quality experience. He will work closely with FlixBus UK’s growing number of coach operator partners.
Mr Barlow has been part of the transport industry for nine years and he won Outstanding Newcomer at the Transport for London Bus Awards in 2016. Experience of an operational nature will help in his understanding of the challenges faced by FlixBus UK partners, he notes, and his role will see him implement the business’s technology-first approach to improving operational processes.
FlixBus UK Managing Director Andreas Schörling has welcomed Mr Barlow to the expanded team. He says: “FlixBus is committed to supporting our partners with the best operations experts that the industry has to offer, so we are delighted to welcome James onboard. He comes with a wealth of experience in transport.
“Our customer base is growing hugely, and with that our number of operators, which coincides with the development of exciting new technologies that deliver a first-class passenger experience. I have no doubt that the passionate, innovative operations team we are building at FlixBus has the skills and expertise to drive forwards our ambitious expansion plans.”
Adds James Barlow: “I am hoping to support the vision to rapidly expand FlixBus’ market share, and to ensure that operational excellence is achieved in line with this growth. I believe in leaving a legacy, and I know that we have a team who can make a positive impact on our country’s transport infrastructure.”