Press Releases

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First Bus scoops two top prizes at 2022 Route One Awards

  • First Bus were shortlisted in no less than seven categories for the annual Route One Awards.
  • Simon Carlisle from First West Yorkshire scooped Engineer of the Year, Large Operator Award.
  • First HDB’s Marc Reddy won the Manager of the Year, Large Operator Award.
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First Bus launch new company-wide 'Month of Inclusion' to help advance E,D & I programme

  • First Bus launch its first ever 'Month of Inclusion' in a bid to progress their company-wide equality, diversity and inclusion plans.
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Aircoach secures deal to acquire transport company Airporter

  • First Bus owned Aircoach agree deal to purchase Northern Ireland based transport firm Airporter. 
  • The deal will see Aircoach takeover the company’s operations to expand its footprint in Ireland 
  • Aircoach will now increase its daily routes to seven with an enhanced all-island route connecting the North-West to Belfast International Airport, Dublin Airport and Dublin City Centre.
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First Travel Solutions appoint new Business Operations Director

  • FTS appoint new Business Operations Director to lead continued growth for business
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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.

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First Bus partners with Equipmake to upgrade York EV Fleet

  • First Bus have awarded a contract to fully convert 12 Optare Versa buses from existing EV Generation one system to Equipmake’s Zero Emission Drivetrain (ZED)
  • Conversion work underway on the first Versa bus at Equipmake’s headquarters in Snetterton, Norfolk
  • The first of the 12 buses is expected to be back in operation on the roads of York in November
  • Equipmake’s patented HVAC system will have a guaranteed range of 150 miles in all UK weather conditions for the upgraded York fleet
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Half of UK adults would take the bus more often if they knew the direct positive impact on environment.

  • First Bus data shows half of UK adults would take the bus more often if they knew that decision would have a direct positive impact on the environment.
  • No parking hassles (45%), saving money (36%) and protecting the environment (29%) are three biggest benefits of choosing bus travel.
  • 47% of Brits who live in London agree that taking the bus helps with their mental health more than other modes of transport
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First Bus announces sale of Scotland East business to McGill's Bus Group

  • McGill’s Group will take ownership of the business from 19th September
  • Both businesses pledge to put all staff and customers at the forefront of their plans
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First Bus partners with Optibus to complete rollout of new digital scheduling software across its UK bus operations

  • First Bus and Optibus have been working in partnership since 2018 to develop technological solutions that improve the lives of their frontline staff.
  • Optibus’ advanced AI system allows the two parties to discover efficiencies and improve roster design and shift patterns for frontline staff.
  • The Optibus system has been rolled out across the entire First Bus UK operations, supporting dozens of schedulers managing 4,000 vehicles across the UK.
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First Bus places one of UK’s largest ever EV bus orders with UK manufacturer Wrightbus following DfT ZEBRA funding award

  • Largest ever UK EV bus order outside of London
  • UK-built buses will secure green jobs in the UK
  • Includes introduction of world’s most efficient double-decker buses
  • A total investment of £81m in new Zero Emission vehicles to support bus services across England split between First Bus and the Department for Transport.
Catherine De Marco, Partnerships Director, First Bus UK

First Bus announce appointment of new Partnerships Director

FIrst Bus announce new Partnerships Director

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Small changes to how we travel are essential to helping the environment and improving our health, demonstrates new report

  • Shifting journeys from car to bus and coach once a month could save millions of tons of C02e emissions
  • Half of Brits would take the bus more if services were better
  • Just one fully loaded bus can take 75 cars off the road