Launch of all-electric bus fleet to service Oxford passengers

A partnership between Oxfordshire County Council and bus operators has launched what will be one of the biggest UK fleets of electric buses outside London. The £82.5 million project will deliver 159 new battery buses on to the roads of Oxford – the first of which have already gone into service. It has also funded […]

On-demand bus service operated by Go-Ahead connects rural Wiltshire communities

An on-demand bus service linking rural communities in North Wiltshire is to be operated by The Go-Ahead Group on behalf of Wiltshire Council. Called Wiltshire Connect, the network will allow people to summon a low emission bus using a smartphone app to pick them up and take them anywhere within a prescribed operating zone. It […]

Go-Ahead picked to operate Kent’s Fastrack network

The Go-Ahead Group has been awarded a 15-year contract worth £110 million by Kent County Council to operate Kent’s aFastrack bus rapid transit system. Under the contract, the group’s Go-Ahead London division will operate the service from November 2024. Existing buses will replaced with a zero emission, electric fleet on the network, which runs in […]

Go-Ahead hospital bus presented to Ukraine ambassador

A bus donated by one of Go-Ahead’s local bus companies has been converted into a field hospital for use in treating casualties of the war in Ukraine. The bus, which until recently carried passengers in Wiltshire as part of Swindon’s Bus Company, was today presented to His Excellency Vadym Prystaiko, Ambassador of Ukraine to the […]

Ten million Go-Ahead passengers benefit from £2 nationwide bus fare cap

Go-Ahead’s bus companies have carried ten million passengers at the nationwide promotional fare of £2 since the Government began funding a scheme capping the price of bus travel on New Year’s Day. As of today, Go-Ahead bus companies outside London have sold more than £20 million worth of tickets. The initiative, which is part of […]

More women behind the wheel: female bus drivers up by 20% at Go-Ahead

The number of women drivers at Go-Ahead’s UK-wide network of bus companies has risen by 20% in a year following a wide range of efforts to attract more applicants. Go-Ahead’s bus companies have seen a significant increase in applications for driving jobs from women, following efforts to address the traditionally male dominated image of the […]

Manchester is bouncing back – buses reach pre-pandemic passenger levels

Buses reach pre-pandemic passenger levels in Manchester, according to the Go-ahead Group. The Group’s Manchester operator, Go North West, is the first Go-Ahead company in the UK to reach pre-pandemic levels The company is now operating nine out of every 10 buses that ran pre-Covid, and over the last few months it has seen a […]

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