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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
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First Bus to invest £89m in zero-emission bus operations after DfT ‘ZEBRA 2’ funding success

  • £89 million investment in 178 zero-emission buses and infrastructure across four regions 
  • Worked with Local Authority Partners to secure £16 million of Government co-funding 
  • Operator will run more than 800 Zero Emission vehicles across 14 electrified depots in the UK  
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International Women’s Day 2024: First Bus pledges to double number of women in the business

  • First Bus sets out new commitments and recruitment pledges to increase number of women in business by 2028. 
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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.