By overhauling the fares structure and introducing TOTO payments in West Yorkshire, First Bus hopes to encourage more people to travel by bus post-pandemic.
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First Bus has partnered with Cheshire's Reaseheath College to establish the UK’s first Bus and Coach Engineering Academy to train engineers on zero-emission buses and address existing skills gaps.
First Glasgow's Caledonia bus depot is set to become the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging hub, with Phase One of the transformation now complete.
Intelligent Transport Issue 3 2021’s Ticketing & Payments In-Depth Focus features articles discussing the future of fare collection; why ensuring that cash payments are still available is key to ensuring passenger access; and how Tap On/Tap Off schemes can create a seamless customer journey.
In this issue of Intelligent Transport, we feature exclusive content from leading industry experts discussing: why integrated transport is essential to post-COVID-19 recovery; how the industry is ensuring that public transport is accessible to all; the role of micro-mobility in MaaS; and much more.
First Bus passengers in Leicester and Stoke-on-Trent are now benefitting from the Tap On/ Tap Off scheme, which enables contactless payments and ensures daily and weekly fare capping.
First Bus has recently announced that its Caledonia depot is to become the UK’s largest Electric Vehicle (EV) charging hub, marking a significant step towards the bus operator’s net zero targets, as well as the UK’s wider ambitions. Andrew Jarvis, Portfolio Managing Director, takes a deeper look at the project.
June 16th marked three months since the publication of the government’s highly anticipated National Bus Strategy. John Dowie, Strategy Director at First Bus, discusses how the strategy has impacted the industry in this short time, as well as what the sector needs long-term to fulfil the strategy.
First Bus is hoping to transform the Glasgow depot into the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging hub, with the first phase of the project scheduled to be completed this year.
Intelligent Transport’s Luke Antoniou assesses the state of play in e-mobility and beyond, focusing on the vehicles, infrastructure and policy that will deliver a greener future.
Ian Warr, Director of Engineering at First Bus, discusses hydrogen buses, influencing the national agenda, and the critical role that customers play.
Arrival will test its new electric bus on First Bus routes in the Autumn later this year as it looks to develop its zero-emissions fleet.
First Bus retrofits 1,000 buses in its UK network to comply with Euro VI emission standards as it seeks to operate a zero-emissions fleet by 2035.
The £3 million in funding from Transport Scotland will aid First's efforts in operating a fully zero emission fleet by 2035.