Press Releases

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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  
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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.
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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.
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First Bus begin works to transform Norwich Roundtree Way to all-electric fleet depot

  • Works begin to convert Roundtree Way depot in Norwich into all-electric fleet depot. 
  • The depot will become one of three all-electric fleet depots in the UK, outside of London. 
  • 70 Brand New Wrightbus vehicles, 11 single deck and 59 double deck buses, to be delivered from Autumn 2023 through to March 2024.  
  • Over 60 tonnes of tailpipe emissions saved per bus every year. 
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First Bus apprentice encourages more women to join the bus sector on International Women in Engineering Day

  • International Women in Engineering Day gives female engineers a platform to encourage more women to enter the industry.
  • First Bus' dedicated apprentice training academy offers women a clear pathway to begin their career in engineering.
  • First Bus apprentice Maddi Simmons encourages young women to apply for an engineering apprenticeship.