In line with its commitment to provide affordable and sustainable travel options for passengers, FlixBus is expanding its UK network with the introduction of direct routes to Amsterdam from Leeds and Bristol.
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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.
The Leicester Bus Partnership has transformed public transportation in the region by offering accessible and affordable contactless ticketing, sustainable bus services and an enhanced website experience for passengers.
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 UK government's investment in the Bus Centre of Excellence will help boost skills across the bus industry and support the delivery of more frequent, affordable and sustainable bus services.
First Bus plans to electrify its Leicester depot, with 86 electric buses set to hit the city's roads by March 2024, as part of its ZEBRA funding and net zero carbon emissions commitment.
In addition to improving active travel infrastructure across the city, the new funding will allow Leicester City Council to train staff in accessibility standards, so that the cycling and walking schemes are also inclusive of the more vulnerable communities.
Combined with the 36 ultra-low emission buses that are arriving into Arriva Leicester’s fleet in December 2022, the launch of these new electric double deckers will mean that half of the city's bus travel will be on electric vehicles by the end of 2023.
Leicester's new Orbital service is the UK’s longest electric circular bus route and has been designed to make public transport more accessible and convenient for residents and visitors across the city.
Once the new zero-emission buses are deployed, First Bus will have over 500 electric vehicle buses in operation, driving forward its journey to net zero and supporting hundreds of green jobs across the UK.
As part of this new partnership, FlixBus will collaborate with Hearn’s Coaches to launch coach services across major cities in England, including London, Leicester and Bradford, from mid-May 2022.
The new Leicester Buses Partnership will focus on key transport development projects, in order to combat congestion, offer affordable fares and provide better facilities for bus travellers in the city.
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.
Santander Cycles Leicester is set to become the UK's largest docked e-bike sharing scheme with 500 bikes available from 50 locations.
Leicester’s £7.84 million grant is the result of the city council’s successful bid for a share of £60 million of DfT funding for schemes in 2019/20.