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First Bus appoints new Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
First Bus is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, Gareth Hind, who joins the business following a 20-year career in the retail sector. Gareth joins the Bus industry from Asda where he has, over the last 5 years, led a number of the people...
First Bus welcomes DfT announcement on Bus Service Improvement Plan funding across England
First Bus is fully supportive of today’s news that the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced funding for thirty-one counties, city regions and unitary authorities to level up their local bus services in the latest awards from the Government's bus transformation programme. First Bus is...
First Bus celebrates ZEBRA bid success for latest mission 2035 milestone
First Bus and its local authority partners in four regions have been successful in their bid to secure UK Government funding for new electric vehicles through the Zero Emission Buses Regional Area (ZEBRA) scheme. First Bus will now receive funding towards a total of 125 fully electric (EV) buses...
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...
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...
First Bus leads the way with green technology apprentice training
First Bus, Scotland’s largest bus operator, is using National Apprenticeship Week 2022 to promote its highly successful range of apprenticeships in Engineering offered across the country with training in the latest green technology a key part of the programme. Everyone who joins the First Bus...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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 2022 In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting some of the amazing women who work with us here at First Bus.
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