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Aircoach launches first ever English route with new Leicester to Birmingham Airport service

  • Leicester to Birmingham Airport with a pick up at Fosse Park
  • 16 seats available to book per journey
  • Prices from £9 for a single journey online at Aircoach UK | Aircoach UK 
  • every hour, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 
  • 15kg luggage allowance + a small bag to take onboard 
Macmillan Charity Partner launch 2

First Bus select Macmillan Cancer Support as new charity partner

  • - Macmillan Cancer Support appointed as new national charity partner for First Bus for next three years.
  • - Macmillan were chosen by thousands of First Bus colleagues across the UK operations.
  • - Initial donation of £10k to kick off fundraising efforts.
TOTO Reader 4

First Bus completes UK wide rollout of Tap On, Tap Off ticketing technology across entire fleet

  • First Bus completes UK wide rollout of Tap On, Tap Off (TOTO) technology on over 4000 buses.
  • First Bus is first major UK bus operator to achieve this milestone across entire fleet. 
  • First Bus invests over £1 million alongside further investment from local authority partners. 
  • TOTO technology allows First Bus to charge more personalised fares to customers based on distance travelled.
  • TOTO gives customers unlimited travel on buses, whilst never paying more than the daily or weekly cap.
  • First Bus and Ticketer partnership has led to a first-of-its-kind pilot in the UK using this technology.
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First Bus partners with to deploy automated fleet scheduling across UK operations

  • First Bus and have been working in partnership since 2019 to develop and test cutting edge automated timetabling and fleet scheduling software.
  • Prospective’s AI platform has led to improvements in service punctuality and reliability in West Yorkshire during a pilot aimed at improving local service delivery.
  • The Prospective system is now being rolled out across some of First Bus’ largest UK operating companies (OpCos).
  • The new system will support dozens of network planners, schedulers and operations teams managing 4,000 vehicles across the UK.
bus family

Making bus a smart choice for more people

Simon Pearson, Chief Commercial Officer at First Bus, comments on customer centricity; what it looks like in practice, and how changing perceptions is central to bus becoming a bigger part of the transport mix.