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York Pullman coach outside York Minster

FirstGroup plc acquires York Pullman Bus Company

  • Agreement to purchase York Pullman Bus Company
  • High-performing business with strong track record of growth.
  • Independently-owned and highly reputable operator of coaches and buses, providing contracted and private hire services in York and the wider area from several depot locations.
  • Completion of the acquisition is anticipated in the next few weeks, subject to customary regulatory review.
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First Bus offers free travel for Remembrance Day to veterans and military personnel across entire UK network

  • First Bus is offering free travel for all veterans and UK Armed Forces personnel travelling to Remembrance Day activities on 11th & 12th November
  • Veterans and military personnel will get a free return journey by wearing their military uniform or showing the driver their Service ID card
  • First Bus has a strong affiliation with the Armed Forces, with many veterans working for the business  
Aircoach MD Kim Swan

Aircoach appoints Kim Swan as new Managing Director

  • Kim Swan joins from P&O Ferries and brings over 30 years of leadership experience.
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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 
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First Bus welcomes new generation of engineering apprentices with fun-filled week at Reaseheath College

  • First Bus welcomes 52 new apprentices across England, Scotland and Wales.  
  • English-based apprentices to be placed at purpose-built engineering facility at Reaseheath College.  
  • Apprentices enjoyed a fun-filled induction week of team-building activities and key skills tests. 
  • Reaseheath Facility that opened in 2021 offers a unique work experience-style environment to help apprentices adopt a workplace mindset while they learn.
Faizan Ahmad visits newly electrified Scotstoun Depot in Glasgow

First Bus welcomes new Decarbonisation Programme Director

  • First Bus appoints new Decarbonisation Programme Director 
  • Faizan Ahmad joins from Amazon and brings wealth of experience in decarbonisation delivery 
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First Bus appoints new Chief Growth Officer

  • First Bus MD Janette Bell has appointed Gary Hitchmough as Chief Growth Officer.
  • He brings a wealth of experience in winning, mobilising and operating high value contracts.
  • Gary will lead on bus franchising bidding, securing major commercial contracts, and growing development businesses.