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First UK Bus - Articles and news items

First Bus encourages passengers to switch to mTickets promising 75% faster boarding times

Industry news  •  7 December 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Operator First Bus is raising awareness of new technologies improving its customer service, including a 75 percent improvement in boarding times if customers switch from cash to mTickets.

Medlicott and Jarvis appointed First Bus Managing Directors for Greater Manchester and Glasgow

Industry news  •  25 November 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

First Bus has announced the appointment of Phil Medlicott and Andrew Jarvis as its new Managing Directors for Greater Manchester and Glasgow.

£30m Bus Rapid Transit North launches with X1 Steel Link service

Industry news  •  6 September 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Bus Rapid Transit North scheme came to fruition on Sunday 04 September with the launch the X1 Steel Link service between Rotherham and Sheffield.

West Yorkshire to receive 45 new buses thanks to £10m investment

Industry news  •  5 July 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

First Bus has confirmed it will roll out 45 new double deck buses across West Yorkshire thanks to a £10 million investment.

Demand grows for flexible multi-journey bus tickets with rise of part-time workers

Industry news  •  1 March 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

A report conducted by First Bus reveals a 28 percent year on year increase in its ‘carnet’ multi-journey bus tickets, attributing the demand to the rise of part time workers.

Bristol welcomes pioneering electric buses

Industry news  •  13 January 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Operator First West of England has launched two revolutionary electric buses for service in Bristol in partnership with Department for Transport, Bristol City Council and University of the West of England (UWE).

First marks hydrogen bus refuelling station milestone

Industry news  •  13 November 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Bus operator First has marked the 1,000th hydrogen bus refuel at the UK’s first production and refuelling station of its type in Aberdeen.

First introduces multi-million pound Solent Ranger fleet

Industry news  •  9 November 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Operator First Solent has launched its new £2.75 million Solent Ranger fleet connecting Fareham, Gosport, Portsmouth and Southampton.

First Bus appoints Noble as new Head of Procurement

Industry news  •  23 October 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Tim Noble has been appointed Head of Procurement at First Bus responsible for the company’s procurement strategy.

First Bus appoints new Head of Safety

Industry news  •  9 September 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

First Bus appoint Angus Glasby as the company’s new Head of Safety.

Sheffield transport improvement package approved in preparation for devolution

Industry news  •  9 September 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee has approved a wide-ranging package of bus improvements for Sheffield which will be incorporated into the Sheffield City Region Devolution Deal.

First Bus appoints new managing director for South Yorkshire

Industry news  •  21 August 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

First Bus appoints Kevin Belfield as managing director of its operation in South Yorkshire.

First announces new bus driver training programme

Industry news  •  26 June 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

A new bus driver training programme has been launched by First Bus following successful trials focusing on safety and customer service.

Over a hundred new buses for Scotland

Industry news  •  29 May 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

FirstGroup has announced the acquisition of 113 new buses for Scotland in an order worth £21 million.

FirstGroup place record £77.7 million order for new buses

Industry news  •  29 May 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

FirstGroup has today announced a record UK order for 385 new buses worth £77.7 million for delivery this financial year.

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