Press Releases

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First Bus x Cadburys Flake 99

First Bus teams up with Cadbury Flake 99 to launch free '99' service to take families to the seaside

  • Launch comes after new research amongst parents reveals kids are missing out on quintessential classic British seaside day trips
  • 7 in 10* parents in the UK admit they hardly ever take kids to the beach despite 95% saying a day at the beach is one of their favourite things about a UK summer
  • Hop aboard the ‘99 bus’ this summer to enjoy a free ride to the seaside and an essential part of summer, a beach-side Cadbury Flake 99
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First Bus place landmark Yutong Electric bus order from Pelican Bus and Coach

  • First Bus has placed single largest order of Yutong Electric buses with UK importer Pelican Bus and Coach. 
  • Four new depot sites in Taunton, Weston-super-Mare, Basildon and Hengrove will receive these new EV buses and the relevant charging infrastructure. 
  • Upon completion of all these projects, First Bus will operate more than 800 zero-emission vehicles and boast EV charging infrastructure at 16 depot sites across their UK operation.   
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First Bus, partners with George the Poet to release ‘ode to the bus’ poem, as research shows Brits want to connect more in public spaces

  • New research commissioned by First Bus finds that four in five Brits think buses are an important way of connecting with their community, inspiring wordsmith, George the Poet, to create a powerful poem
  • However, nine in ten Brits struggle to make conversation with strangers and four in five would love to be better at making small talk
  • First Bus employs over 14,000 people across the UK which operate a fleet of more than 4,500 buses, delivering journeys for 1 million customers a day
  • First Bus already operates more than 600 zero-emission buses, and is committed to operating a fully zero-emission fleet by 2035
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First Bus stalwart awarded MBE in King's Birthday Honours for services to Bus Industry

  • Denise Harrison awarded MBE in King's Birthday Honours
  • Head of Health and Safety recognised for service to bus after four decades in the industry. 
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First Bus powers up Renault Trucks' electric truck tour

  • First Bus’ Hoeford depot in Fareham provided electric charging for Renault Trucks’ electric HGV
  • Renault Trucks’ eHGV ‘The Good Truck’ Roadshow is travelling across Europe to show the range of electric road freight vehicles and availability of charging infrastructure
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First Bus unveils comprehensive training for colleagues on Mental Health Awareness Week

  • UK wide training programme aimed at upskilling colleagues so they can support others with mental health and wellbeing issues.
  • Over 250 colleagues have become approved Mental Health First Aiders across the business. 
  • Extensive Mental Health Champion training delivered to every line manager in the business by the end of the summer. 
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Charged up: First Bus opens electric charging to the public

  • The first bus depot in the UK to offer electric charging to the public is now open
  • Purpose built hub in Cornwall offers fast charging for a family car in 30 minutes
  • £1m investment from First Bus to provide the local area with charging infrastructure