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First North & West Yorkshire directors 'switch on' York Electric fleet with Cllr Claire Douglas (right)

First Bus ‘switch on’ new all-electric fleet in York as zero emission transformation gathers pace

  • £23m investment in greener public transport in York
  • Fully electric fleet to be completed by the end of 2023
  • Depot power charging installation continues
  • Thousands of tonnes of CO2 emissions saved every year
First Bus North & West Yorkshire

First Bus announces changes to fares for children and young people

  • New fares come into effect on Sunday 30 July
First Bus North & West Yorkshire

First Bus fare changes across York from Monday 3 July

  • FirstDay ticket stays at £4.80
  • Group and Bundle ticket prices remain unchanged
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Electric transformation of First Bus York depot gets underway

  • Power chargers and infrastructure to be complete by September
York James Street Solar PV

First York bus depot begins generating its own renewable energy

  • 210 sq m of solar PV panels fitted to roof of engineering workshops
  • Annual energy produced is enough to power 10 standard 3-bedroom homes
Versa bus with Equipmake1

First York begins passenger-carrying trial with upgraded electric bus

  • Passenger-carrying trial underway with converted Optare Versa bus
  • Bus to operate on services 68 and 11
  • 12 buses expected to be back in operation in coming months
  • Equipmake’s patented HVAC system will have a guaranteed range of 150 miles in all UK weather conditions  for the upgraded York fleet
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First York and City of York Council announce fare change on Park and Ride

  • New fares effective from Sunday 5 February
  • Child fare frozen
  • Under 3% increase for most tickets, well below inflation