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First Bus to invest over £35m in green transport for Glasgow with help from SULEB funding from Transport Scotland
First Glasgow has been awarded £24.3m in SULEB funding and will deliver 126 new electric vehicles for the city First Bus will invest a further £35.6m to accelerate low-carbon fleet ambitions With addition of new electric vehicles, nearly 20% of the First Glasgow fleet will be electric...
Arrival and First Bus confirm the start of zero-emission bus trials
Arrival, the company creating electric vehicles using its radical new technologies, today announced that it will begin trials of its zero-emission Bus with First Bus, one of the UK’s largest transport operators. The trials, which will see Arrival buses navigating existing First Bus routes in...
First Bus reaffirms commitment to environment with milestone retrofit achievement and new appointment
Retrofit programme has made 1,000 buses cleaner for the communities in which we operate First Bus is committed to operating a zero-emission fleet by 2035 Jon Tivey hired as Head of Environment and will lead First Bus’ progress towards best-in-class environmental performance We have reached a...
Customer-First Approach Sees The First Bus App Awarded Best Travel App Of The Year
First Bus has been awarded Travel App of the Year at the UK App Awards with App partner, Future Platforms. Judges announcing the win praised the implementation of ‘customer-first’ features that were fast-tracked during the Covid-19 pandemic. Since March, First Bus has proactively worked with...
Hat Trick Heroes: First Bus Scoops Three Medals In Queen's Birthday Honours List
A bus driver, scheduler and supervisor have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020 for their services to the community during the early months of lockdown. All three members of staff have been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for providing selfless services to others. Their...
First Bus announces app update to live-track bus capacity
This week we will be launching an update to our mobile app that will enable customers across the UK to live track not only the location of their next bus but also its available capacity, as we continue to develop ways to help customers social distance on board our fleet. First Bus will be the...
First Bus announces new innovative measures to enable social distancing on board
First Bus is introducing a number of measures to ensure that social distancing guidelines on public transport can be adhered to across its bus fleet, giving customers further reassurance about the safety of bus travel. The new measures include a ground-breaking passenger counting facility and...
It's Everyone's Journey
'It's everyone’s journey' - making transport more inclusive Public transport is at the heart of modern life. And at First Bus we want public transport to be truly inclusive and for our customers with a disability to be able to travel as confidently as other customers. However, at present too...
National Bus Strategy
First Bus welcomes the publication of the National Bus Strategy, and the customer-focused vision within.
Women at First Bus
International Women’s Day 2021 In celebration of International Women’s Day, here at First Bus we’re highlighting some of the amazing women who work with us.
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