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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
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
First Bradford drivers with extra buses

First Bus adds extra buses to Bradford network

  • Supporting journeys and reliability during city road improvement works
  • Additional buses to remain operating until February 2024
Bramley grotto1

First Bus backs Bramley Christmas lights show as Santa gets on board for ‘unique’ children’s  experience

  • Festive lights switch-on returns after break of 3 years
  • Bus grotto is a first for event volunteers and visitors
  • Leeds Rhinos players to join in the fun
Bradford bus with poppy and drivers2

First Bus fleet to ‘wear’ poppies with £3,000 donation to appeal in the region

  • First Bus fleet in North & West Yorkshire supports Poppy Appeal
  • 50 buses at Bradford depot included in appeal awareness
  • Free travel to Remembrance events for serving Armed Forces, cadets and veterans
First Bus North & West Yorkshire

First Bus introduces service improvements to Bradford-Leeds route

  • 72 and X6 services to have earlier start and late bus up to midnight
Paul Matthews and Victoria Robertshaw in the centre of Bradford 2

Bus operator launches £20,000 fund to boost eco-friendly sales for small businesses

· Bradford Go-Greener Fund will make single awards of £2,000 to support growth ideas

· Applications open until 14 June 2022

L R Paul Matthews, Simon Carlisle, Engineering Director and Tom Bridge, Operations Director

First West Yorkshire unveils £8.1m investment in buses to create cleaner air in Bradford

  • 39 new vehicles to be introduced in the coming weeks
  • X6 and 72 routes are the first to operate with the new StreetDeck double-decker
  • Lower emissions of NOx and carbon
  • New ‘City of Bradford’ livery