‘Hop on’ ANY bus with more convenient tickets in Portsmouth

Bus users in Portsmouth have reason to celebrate as the city unveils a range of new bus tickets, for both First and Stagecoach buses, that promise to make bus travel more convenient and accessible to all. Effective from the 11 February, three new bus tickets are available to people travelling alone or as part of […]

First group sells to US businesses for £3.3bn

British bus company FirstGroup plc is selling its American divisions First Student and First Transit to EQT Infrastructure for around £3.3 billion. It says the sale fully recognises the long-term, strategic value of First Student and First Transit, and the money raised will be used in “addressing longstanding liabilities, ensuring the Group has sufficient means […]

First Group becomes first UK public transport operator to commit to net zero target

Public transport company, FirstGroup, has become the first bus and rail operator in the UK to formally commit to setting an ambitious science-based target to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 or earlier. FirstGroup’s final and interim targets will be verified by the Science Based Targets initiative and published, alongside the first year’s progress, over […]

First Bus retrofits 1,000th vehicle to reduce emissions

First Bus has announced it’s completed the refit of 1,000 buses across its UK network with new exhaust systems and e-Fans to comply with Euro VI emission requirements. It says the £16m retrofitting programme has been successfully delivered in partnership with the Joint Air Quality Unit of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs […]


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