Marking Clean Air Day 2023, First Bus unveils an innovative electric vehicle charging hub at its Summercourt depot in Cornwall, aiming to promote cleaner air and foster the widespread adoption of EVs in the local community.
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Following a surge of customers in 2022, National Express plans to grow its UK network by launching 15 new routes throughout spring 2023 and investing in 130 new vehicles.
The expansion of its partnership with McGill's will see a total of 25 FlixBus coaches providing transport services to passengers across the UK, with the routes for the new vehicles to be unveiled later on in 2023.
By pausing the previously agreed increase in subway fares, the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport aims to maintain rising patronage levels, while supporting passengers who are already facing a cost-of-living crisis.
With more than 1,000 bikes available for hire across 107 stations in the city, Glasgow's residents can use nextbike's sustainable vehicles to explore the region, travel to work, visit friends and family, as well as complete every day activities.
The new artificial intelligence system will allow First Bus Schedulers to create or adjust full timetables and vehicle schedules for individual services in minutes, ensuring that timetables will remain accurate throughout the year.
The new scheduling software will enable First Bus' operating companies to improve the service and operational efficiency of 4,000 buses across the UK, enhancing services for over one million daily passengers.
Following the launch of its Scottish coach network on 8 August 2022, FlixBus has expanded its daily routes to include the city of Dundee, serving more customers and locations than ever before.
As part of the new network, FlixBus will work in partnership with McGill's to provide daily service to and from Glasgow, Stirling, Perth and Aberdeen four times a day.
As part of the Scottish government’s continued efforts to tackle air pollution across the country, Low Emission Zones will be introduced across Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen.
First Bus’s completed depot will allow 150 electric vehicles to be charged at one time, supporting its growing electric fleet in Glasgow, as well as other businesses during the day when its buses are out on service.
In line with its commitment to provide Scottish-based coach travel, FlixBus has collaborated with McGill's Buses to add a new route from Manchester to Glasgow - further expanding on the bus companies' existing partnership.
The Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has called for four tests to be applied when determining bus recovery funding in Scotland to enforce transparency and better protect vulnerable communities who depend on the bus network.
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.
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.