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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
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
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
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
Bramley depot poppies

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

  • First Bus fleet in North & West Yorkshire supports Poppy Appeal
  • Free travel to Remembrance events for serving Armed Forces, cadets and veterans
First Bus North & West Yorkshire

First Bus introduces improvements to services from 3 September

  • 23 routes in Leeds with more frequency
  • Bradford-Leeds 72 and X6 starts earlier and ends at midnight 
  • 8 routes in Huddersfield with better reliability
Bramey depot EV underway2

Electric transformation of First Bus Leeds depot gets underway

  • Power chargers and infrastructure to be complete by October
  • £29m scheme combining investment and Government funding
Ronnie the Rhino flanked by (left) Freddy the Fox and Leo

West Yorkshire club mascots battle to see who’s the sporting best

  • Ronnie The Rhino finishes in first place
  • Rivals tested in each other’s sports