First Essex launches brand new bus service ‘57’ from Beaulieu into Chelmsford from 2nd April

United Kingdom, 2017-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Local bus operator First Essex is launching a brand new bus service ‘57’ from Beaulieu into Chelmsford from 2nd April. The direct service will provide residents with a fast journey time of less than 20 minutes into Chelmsford city centre and with arrival times coordinated with rail… Read the full press release

First Bus launches Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign the Great Daffodil Appeal in Bradford

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2017-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — First Bus driver Ron Hiley, 69, from Clayton, drove a specially named Marie Curie bus up to the Bradford Hospice today (Feb. 22,2017) to launch the charity’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal. The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign, which takes place throughout March…. Read the full press release

First Bus donated £150,000 of advertising space on its buses to help raise awareness of Prostate Cancer UK

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2017-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Eye catching posters on the sides and interiors of many First buses across the UK will help raise awareness of prostate cancer over the coming months. First Bus has donated around £150,000 of advertising space on its buses to help raise awareness of Prostate Cancer UK’s pledge… Read the full press release

956 drivers from First Bus received ‘GreenRoad Fleet Elite Awards’ for their top driving performance

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2017-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — A record 956 drivers from First Bus have received a special commendation for their top driving performance. The drivers, who are based right across First Bus’s UK operations from Cornwall to Aberdeen, have been presented with ‘GreenRoad Fleet Elite Awards’, designed to reward and recognise the company’s… Read the full press release

First Bus announces commitment to allow its customers to pay with contactless debit and credit cards

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2017-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK’s leading operator, First Bus, today announced a commitment to allow its customers to pay for travel through the use of contactless debit and credit cards. First Bus customers can already pay for bus travel using its successful smartcard and mobile payment (mTickets) mechanisms.  The company sees… Read the full press release

First Bus nominated for 12 prizes at the UK Bus Awards

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — After being crowned ‘Low Carbon Vehicle Operator of the Year’ at the much respected Low Carbon Champion Awards last month, the UK’s leading bus operator, First Bus, has been nominated for a total of 12 prizes at the UK Bus Awards, the bus industry’s equivalent of the Oscars…. Read the full press release

First Bus introduces new fuel-efficient buses equipped with latest technology on service U1 Lower Oldfield Park to University of Bath

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — University of Bath students will soon be travelling to and from Uni in eight new fuel-efficient vehicles, equipped with the latest technology which allows them to charge their smartphone and connect to the internet at the same time.  First Bus is introducing the new vehicles on service… Read the full press release

First Bus to revolutionise bus travel for blind and visually impaired passengers on Leeds City Service

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2015-12-2 — /Travel PR News/ — First Bus has today (Nov. 30, 2015) launched a pilot ‘NextStop’ on-bus announcement system which could revolutionise bus travel for blind and visually impaired passengers. Launched in Leeds in partnership with Rise Digital Media, West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT), the 8-week… Read the full press release

Angus Glasby appointed Head of Safety at First Bus

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2015-9-15 — /Travel PR News/ — First Bus has announced the appointment of Angus Glasby as the company’s new Head of Safety. Angus, who is based in Doncaster, joins from supermarket chain Morrisons and started with First Bus on 1st September. He is responsible for driving improvements in safety performance across First Bus’… Read the full press release

UK’s leading bus operator First Bus to operate local services across Britain on Boxing Day

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2014-12-17 — /Travel PR News/ — First Bus, the UK’s leading bus operator, today announced that it will run a record number of services this Boxing Day. Responding directly to people’s changing habits and the increased demand for travel on 26 December, around 1,000 buses and some 1600 staff will operate local services across… Read the full press release

First Bus and Unite the Union hosted learning conference to recognise the value and success of First’s workplace learning centres

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2014-11-17 — /Travel PR News/ — First Bus, the UK’s leading bus operator, and Unite the Union last month hosted a learning conference to recognise the value and success of First’s workplace learning centres. First’s bus division, in partnership with Unite, has established more than 50 workplace learning centres at depots across the… Read the full press release

First Bus becomes Glasgow 2014 Games Sponsor

Glasgow 2014 today (Thursday, May 1) revealed that First Bus has become the latest addition to the Games Sponsor Family.Aberdeen, Scotland,  2014-5-5 — /Travel PR News/ — First, part of the Aberdeen-based FirstGroup, is the largest bus operator in Scotland and becomes the Official Supporter – Bus Services for the Games having been planning for… Read the full press release

First Bus Managing Director Giles Fearnley hails second annual ‘Catch the Bus Week’ a “fantastic success”

Aberdeen, Scotland,  2014-5-5 — /Travel PR News/ — Managing Director of First Bus, Giles Fearnley, has hailed the second annual ‘Catch the Bus Week’ a “fantastic success”. Across the UK First has introduced and participated in a number of initiatives to support the week long campaign which has been led by sustainable transport group Greener Journeys… Read the full press release

UK’s leading bus operator First Bus won four prizes at the UK Bus Awards

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2013-11-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — First Bus, the UK’s leading bus operator, enjoyed a successful afternoon yesterday picking up four prizes at the UK Bus Awards, the industry’s equivalent of the Oscars. The Sheffield Bus Partnership excelled by winning two awards, Making Buses a Better Choice and the Local Authority Bus Project of the Year, and… Read the full press release