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First Bus & Rochdale Foodbank5

First Bus volunteers serve up support for Rochdale Foodbank

  • Teams spends a week helping set up new facilities
  • Support to encourage customer collections from Asda on 23 & 24 May
Bramley cllrs visit 2

First Bus and Combined Authority announce further £11.2m for Bramley bus depot

  • Investment and co-funding from Department for Transport Zebra scheme
  • Extra 22 electric buses brings zero emission fleet to 79 – half Bramley total
  • Delivery of more buses expected in July 2024
First Bus North & West Yorkshire

First Bus improves Bradford-Leeds connectivity with combined frequency every seven minutes

  • New Bradford network timetables introduced from Sunday 19 May
  • Investment in three additional buses on key travel corridor
  • X6 express and 72 services increased to each operate every 15 minutes
Rochdale cllrs (left) with Paul Townley (First Bus) and Stephen Rhodes (TfGM)

First Bus gets phase two of Bee Network underway right on time

434 Middleton-Rochdale at 05:04am is first service to begin operating

Metrodecker EV in York with Minster behind-2

First York announces frequency increase and fare changes on Park and Ride

  • Permanent increase in Service 2 frequency
  • Additional journeys on Services 2, 7, 8 and 9 for Easter holidays
  • New fares effective from Sunday 24 March
First Bus North & West Yorkshire

First Bus announces changes on Huddersfield corridor from Sunday 24 March

  • 184 service transfers to the Bee Network
  • New 382 service replaces 181 between Huddersfield, Slaithwaite and Wilberlee
  • New 383 service replaces 185 and 186 between Huddersfield and Marsden Dirker
  • Additional morning and evening journeys and a new two-hourly Sunday service
Zoe Sparks driver apprentice6

International Women’s Day 2024: First Bus pledges to double number of women in the business

  • First Bus sets out new commitments and recruitment pledges to increase number of women in business by 2028
  • Halifax trainee driver helps promote national announcement
Rochdale depot works 1

First Bus gets to work on enhancing Rochdale bus depot

  • £750,000 investment in depot
  • Team of more than 120 drivers now in place
  • Depot to join Bee Network on Sunday 24 March
First Bus 'switch on' Bramley depot 1

First Bus ‘switch on’ the largest fleet of zero emission buses in West Yorkshire

  • Electrification of Bramley depot completed as electric buses join city network
  • £29m project combines investment by First Bus and co-funding from Department for Transport Zebra scheme secured by Combined Authority
  • 57 zero emission buses with more expected in summer 2024
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