The Secret Life of a Bus Garage – Go-Ahead Stockwell

Apr 28, 2022 | Social, Videos

Stockwell Garage is a large bus garage in Stockwell, in the London Borough of Lambeth, which opened in April 1952. At the time of construction it was Europe’s largest unsupported roof span.
The garage provided more than 73,350 square feet of unobstructed parking space and could originally house 200 buses. At the time, that was a much needed space, given that trams were being replaced by buses.
Each morning hundreds of the capital’s buses roll out from Stockwell Bus Garage, a place that helps to keep London’s life-blood flowing. But it’s the people who work here that make the bus garage truly extraordinary.
Made up of hundreds of people from more than 80 nationalities it is the UK’s most diverse workforce. This uplifting film tells the stories of these people.
Akwasi is a Ghanaian Chief who has turned his back on the offer of tribal status (and seven wives) in order to drive the 170 to Putney. 73-year-old Nina was a Hungarian revolutionary and is ‘the Queen of the Garage’ having driven the 87 to Wandsworth for thirty years.

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