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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
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Bus operator gives fundraising boost to York men’s mental health charity

  • Customers encouraged to text ‘SPEAK’ to 70075 to donate to Menfulness
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
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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).