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York P&R UK's biggest electric bus network 3

York boasts the UK’s biggest all-electric Park and Ride bus network

  • First Bus and City of York Council achieve landmark in zero emission travel
  • Rawcliffe Bar route completes all-electric fleet on network
501 service to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary1

First Bus launches new express service linking Halifax and Huddersfield

  • X1 service combines with 501 to provide 8 buses an hour
  • 501 service linking hospitals with 15-minute frequency
  • New 543 service in Halifax
  • Later evening journeys added to 576 service linking Halifax-Bradford
  • 307/308 Huddersfield-Holmfirth route changes
First Bus - Our people

First Bus to become UK’s largest national bus operator to be a real Living Wage employer

  • 245 colleagues based at depots in West and North Yorkshire to benefit from pay commitment
Zoe Sparks driver apprentice2

First Bus announces first ever Bus Driver apprenticeship pilot in National Apprenticeship Week

  • West Yorkshire depots to pilot scheme 
  • 13-month training includes PCV licence and functional skills in English and Maths
York Pullman coach outside York Minster

FirstGroup plc acquires York Pullman Bus Company

  • Agreement to purchase York Pullman Bus Company
  • High-performing business with strong track record of growth
  • Independently-owned and highly reputable operator of coaches and buses, providing contracted and private hire services in York and the wider area from several depot locations
  • Completion of the acquisition is anticipated in the next few weeks, subject to customary regulatory review.
Service 67 outside York train station

First Bus electrifies university routes as rollout of new zero emission buses continues

  • 10 vehicles introduced on 66 and 67 services alongside campus shuttles
  • £3m investment by First Bus
First Bus team outside CLC Group photo 1

Volunteers from First Manchester get to work on new digital hub for community mental health

  • Creative Living Centre in Prestwich renovated with new acoustic panelling
  • Digital hub set to be completed soon
Training bus 6

First Bus reveals Rochdale plans for investment and jobs

  • £750,000 investment in depot to prepare for Bee Network
  • Up to 50 new jobs created for drivers and engineers
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First York and City of York Council announce changes on two Park and Ride services

  • Changes will be introduced on Sunday 28 January 2024
  • New routes for Rawcliffe Bar Service 2 and Poppleton Bar Service 59
First Bus North & West Yorkshire

First Bus announces services during Christmas period

  • Park and Ride 3, 7 and 9 are only services operating on Boxing Day