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Time for a Flake-cation! Cadbury Flake 99 launches free '99' bus service to take West Yorkshire families to the seaside

  • '99 bus' for trips from Leeds and Bradford to Bridlington
  • Launch comes after new research amongst parents reveals kids are missing out on quintessential classic British seaside day trips
  • 7 in 10* parents in the UK admit they hardly ever take kids to the beach despite 95% saying a day at the beach is one of their favourite things about a UK summer
  • Hop aboard the ‘99 bus’ this summer to enjoy a free ride to the seaside and an essential part of summer, a beach-side Cadbury Flake 99
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York Park and Ride scores 9 out of 10 in vote of confidence from customers

  • 90% or more satisfied with service, journey time and cleanliness
  • 95% would recommend to a friend
  • 87% are happy with reliability and believe the service is cheaper than using car parking in the city
First Bus North & West Yorkshire

First Bus offers free travel to military, cadets and veterans to celebrate Armed Forces Day

  • Free travel to events on Saturday 29 June.
  • Ex-military employees at First Bus encouraged to wear uniform while in service
  • June adds special significance to events following the 80th Anniversary of D-Day
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First Bus depot in York makes history with fuel tank removed forever

  • Depot is first in Yorkshire to only use electric charging for its bus fleet
  • Total carbon saving of electric fleet close to 5,000 tonnes a year
  • Latest stage in £23m transformation of the depot
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