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Metrodecker EV in York with Minster behind-2

First York to launch more ticket bundles to suit new travel routines

  • Targeting flexible travel over longer periods
  • ‘London-style’ Tap On Tap Off technology fitted to all buses
  • Introduction of a new Return fare
  • All Single fares frozen
  • Price rise on selected fares restricted to half rate of inflation
First Bus x Wrightbus ZEBRA

Over £18million investment sees First Bus order 44 new electric buses for York

  • Total investment of £18.4m by First Bus and Government funding secured by City of York Council
  • 24 single-decker and 20 double-decker buses
  • Buses will save nearly 2,700 tonnes of CO2 every year
  • First vehicles expected to arrive in 2023  
  • UK-built buses will secure green jobs in the UK
  • Largest ever UK EV bus order outside of London
Angela Bare 2 cropped

Shoe shop owner taking steps to save the planet gets role in film about the region's efforts to combat climate change

  • Angela Bare store to appear in film  
  • 10 finalists in the York £20,000 Go-Greener Fund share £2,000 each
First York service 4 bus

First York introduces flexible working to attract new bus drivers

  • Term-time contract to support education and childcare
  • Part-time hours to fit lifestyle needs
John Godfrey, marketing manager of First York flanked by Carolyn Frank and Andrew Raby, York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub Manager 2

York £20,000 Go-Greener Fund deadline extended to Sunday 5 June

First York has announced that the deadline to apply for a share of £20,000 from the York Go-Greener Fund has been extended to Sunday 5 June at 6:00pm. The deadline was originally today (Tuesday 31 May).

John Godfrey, marketing manager of First York flanked by Carolyn Frank and Andrew Raby, York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub Manager 3

Bus operator launches £20,000 fund to boost eco-friendly sales for small businesses

 

  • York Go-Greener Fund will make single awards of £2,000 to support growth ideas
  • Applications open until 31 May 2022
Jo Pakosz, staff manager at First York4

Bus driver Jo rises up the ranks at First York to help support 250 staff

A Polish national who came to York in search of work on the advice of her best friend has risen up the ranks at First York and is now looking after the interests of bus drivers who make up the majority of some 250 employees at the bus operator.

First York driver and Knights fan Pete Richardson with players and the electric bus branded in the club colours

First York kicks off expanded partnership with York City Knights

First York has expanded its partnership with York City Knights at the start of the 2022 rugby league season. Announcement is made ahead of Betfred Challenge Cup against Newcastle Thunder on Sunday 27 February.