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First Bus North & West Yorkshire

First Bus route changes for York cross-city travel brings electric bus benefits

  • Introduction of new Service 10L for evening journeys
  • New 1A service to West Nooks maintains combined four buses an hour Chapelfields-Wigginton
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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First York increases Park & Ride frequency to support festive travel season

  • Weekend timetable changes from Sunday 19 November to Saturday 23 December
  • Service frequency increased up to every 10 minutes
  • Operating at Rawcliffe Bar, Askham Bar, Designer Outlet and Grimston Bar