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23 May 2024 #Bus and Coach

First Bus and West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) have announced a further £11.2m investment in the operator’s Bramley depot which will make half the fleet zero emission before the end of 2024. WYCA with support from First Bus have been

02 May 2024 #Bus and Coach

First Bus has opened the UK’s first bus depot to offer consumer electric vehicle charging to the public, at its new purpose-built depot at Summercourt in Cornwall. The Summercourt charging hub is the first-of-its-kind for the bus industry, providing direct

11 January 2024 #Bus and Coach

First Bus has announced a £750,000 investment in its Rochdale bus depot as it prepares to take responsibility for running Bee Network services in the area from March. The investment in the former Transdev site on Corporation Street will see

14 December 2023 #Bus and Coach

First Bus has partnered with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology firm to revolutionise services for its customers following a successful rollout in West Yorkshire and the West of England. The new three-year £4.5m partnership is with Prospective.io, an AI company

31 August 2023 #Bus and Coach

First Bus has ordered 53 zero emission buses, in partnership with City of York Council, in a transformation that will see its depot become one of the first outside London to be fully electric. The StreetDeck Electroliner double-deckers and GB

22 June 2023 #Bus and Coach

First Bus is set to build a new EV charging hub at its depot on the A30 in Cornwall – making more van-suitable chargers available on the strategic road network in the South West. The site will include eight pay-as-you-go

27 April 2023 #News

First Bus will invest £2.5m to install more than 6,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels at depots across the UK as part of its net zero emissions strategy. The panels are being fitted at 20 sites, such as on the roofs

30 March 2023 #Bus and Coach

First Bus has confirmed that Leicester will house the Britain’s next electrified bus depot, adding to its sites in York and Norwich, as part of a plan with government to deliver additional net zero investment. The announcement comes after the

06 October 2022 #Bus and Coach

First Bus has awarded a contract to repower specialist Equipmake to convert 12 of its older Optare Versa electric buses based in York. Conversion work with Equipmake’s Zero Emission Drivetrain is already underway on the first Versa, with the rest

01 June 2022 #CV Sector

Scottish public transport operator First Bus has finished construction of the rapid EV charging hub in Glasgow that will allow 150 electric buses to be charged at one time. Trials have already begun at the Caledonia depot, in Glasgow’s southside,

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