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.
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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.
Janette Bell will join First Bus on 26 October 2020 enabling a handover process to take place between her and Giles Fearnley, who will leave later in the year.
First Bus looks to reduce its exposure in Greater Manchester, announcing the sale of the Bolton bus depot to Rotala, but passengers should see no changes to pricing structures.
As First Bus's Learning at Work Week becomes an annual affair the company is witnessing the benefits of providing engaging workplace opportunities to employees.
A study finds 67 per cent of female adults still believe it is easier for men to be successful in the world of work than it is for women.
First Manchester will continue to operate existing local bus services from the Queens Road site until the sale is completed.