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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
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

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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 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
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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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Electric transformation of First Bus Oldham depot gets underway

  • Power chargers and infrastructure to be complete by March 2024
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First Bus Manchester buys local for Bee Network as planning for Rochdale bus services begins

  • Order for 17 buses awarded to Mellor
  • Investment of more than £2.3m
First Bus North & West Yorkshire

First Bus statement on acceptance of pay offer in Unite ballot of Oldham drivers

  • Rise in hourly pay to £15.50 immediately and £16.00 from January
  • £1,100 lump sum payment
  • Overall increase in pay of 18.5%
First Bus North & West Yorkshire

First Manchester announces strike action at Oldham postponed

  • Unite recommend new pay offer to drivers
  • Ballot to be held on Wednesday 6 September