FirstGroup - Articles and news items
Industry news • 18 January 2017 • Katie Sadler, Eurotransport
Operator FirstGroup has revealed an increase in its use of alternative fuels and latest-generation bus engines across the company’s fleet in 2016.
Issue 4 2016 • 19 August 2016 • Jim Grieve, Programme Manager, SEStran & Stuart Maxwell, Director, WYG Ltd.
BustrackerSEStran is a regional fleet management and live bus information system covering south-east Scotland. Jim Grieve, Programme Manager at SEStran and Stuart Maxwell, Director of WYG Ltd, explore the challenges associated with delivering a successful long-term, multi-stakeholder public sector transport project of this type against a backdrop of significant capital and revenue budget cuts; evolving systems and communications options; and changing stakeholder aspirations…
Industry news • 18 July 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Members of the public can now have their say on the future of transport in West Yorkshire with the launch of a 3-month consultation.
Industry news • 27 April 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Public transport operator FirstGroup has revealed it has ordered 305 new buses in contacts worth a total of £70 million.
Industry news • 30 March 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
The North West’s new guided busway has welcomed the first passengers aboard services on the 4.5-mile route.
Industry news • 17 February 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
The North West’s first guided busway is on track for full service on 03 April 2016, providing quicker more reliable bus connections between Wigan, Salford and Manchester.
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.
Industry news • 27 April 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
First Bus has today announced the appointment of Adrian Jones as Operations Director responsible for driving improvements in operational and safety performance across its bus businesses portfolio.
Industry news • 16 April 2015 • Nick Jackson
First is inviting the public to have their say on the premium bus service that will use the new flagship bus priority route between Leigh, Salford and Manchester…
Industry news • 18 March 2015 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
First West of England will operate the UK’s first Bio-Bus or ‘poo bus’ on Bristol’s service 2 route.
Industry news • 27 November 2014 • FirstGroup
Bus operator First and City of York Council have officially launched a free WI-FI service for tens of thousands of bus users thanks to York’s share of £50 million from the government’s Super-Connected Cities programme fund…
Industry news • 11 November 2014 • FirstGroup
Bus passengers travelling between Hanley and Blythe Bridge in the Midlands will have the opportunity to travel on board one of the most fuel efficient buses of its type in the world early in 2015…
Industry news • 6 November 2014 • Millbrook
The First Bus Millbrook Fuel Economy Test (FMFET) helps manufacturers reduce emissions…