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First Bus team raises vital funds for Action for Children with epic bike ride challenge
A crack team of cyclists from First Bus have raised over £10k for Action for Children, following a monumental bike ride challenge from London to Paris. After three days of cycling, covering all 227 miles of the three towers challenge, eight cyclists from First Bus pedalled through the sweat and…
First Bus celebrates completion of UK's largest rapid EV charging hub at flagship Glasgow depot
Glasgow is now home to the UK’s largest electric vehicle (EV) rapid-charging centre as First Bus completes the major transformation of its flagship Caledonia depot. Scottish Transport Minister, Jenny Gilruth, visited the site today (25th May) to mark the completion of works, which will allow 150…
First Bus celebrates appointment of new Chief Sustainability and Compliance Officer
First Bus is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Chief Sustainability and Compliance Officer, Isabel McAllister, who joins the Executive Team from Mace, in the built environment sector. This new strategic role will see Isabel leading the charge to drive forward the ambitious…
First Bus driver reunited with passenger after giving him a second chance at life
A life-threatening emergency has resulted in a remarkable bond made between a First Bus driver and a passenger, after a man’s life was saved on board a busy Glasgow route. John McCann, 62, from the West End of Glasgow, was travelling on the No 57 route from Pollokshaws to Glasgow to meet friends…
First Bus to invest £35m in green transport for Glasgow and Aberdeen with ScotZEB funding from Transport Scotland
First Glasgow and First Aberdeen have been awarded a combined £18.6m in ScotZEB funding and will deliver 74 new electric vehicles across both cities. First Bus will invest a further £16.4m to further increase its zero-emission fleet. Over 40% of vehicles operating out of First Glasgow’s Caledonia…
First Bus announce completion of initial phase of new rapid EV charging hub for new electric fleet
Works are complete on First phase of landmark rapid charging station on First Bus Glasgow Caledonia depot ahead of the city hosting COP26 later this year. First Glasgow completes Phase One of its green transformation with installation of state-of-the-art rapid charging units 22 new electric buses…
First Bus and Hitachi Europe to drive zero emission agenda forward via strategic partnership
Strategic partnership will support First Bus in its decarbonisation journey, starting with the provision of 148 electric buses over the next 18 months to Caledonia depot. Agreement encompasses battery finance, smart charging software, and on site zero carbon power generation. First Bus and Hitachi…
School pupils plug in SSE pure electric bus at First Bus official COP26 charging facility
Unique SSE EV Bus tour concludes at First Bus Caledonia garage in time to be charged at one of the official EV facilities for COP26 School pupils joined by Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack MP and Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights Patrick Harvie MSP…
First Bus reinforces commitment to diversity in engineering on International Women in Engineering Day 2021
First Bus announces support to EqualEngineers Pathway Programme and EngineeringUK’s Tomorrow’s Engineers Code Bus operator highlights existing apprenticeship programme and involvement in the annual IRTE Skills Challenge A member of the First Bus team at this year’s IRTE Skills Challenge, Danielle…
Work starts on UK's biggest electric vehicle charging station
Work is underway to future-proof First Bus’s Caledonia depot in Glasgow; the UK’s largest bus depot Impressive transformation due for completion in summer 2022, with first phase of works expected to be complete by September this year Phase One of the development will support the arrival of 22 new…
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