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George Bowie Catch the Summer Aberdeen

George Bowie surprises locals with impromptu Aberdeen gig

  • Popular Radio and GBX DJ launches summer playlist to encourage Aberdonians to explore their city by bus
Danielle McLaren - Door

First Bus praised for doubling female workforce since 2017

  • First Bus is included in Close the Gap’s 2023 gender pay gap reporting assessment
  • It highlights long-term action First Bus has taken to tackle barriers faced by women in male-dominated roles.
  • Introduction of part-time bus driver roles has resulted in 50% of new hires being women, a huge increase from 2% in 2017.
First Aberdeen's world's first Hydrogen Double Decker

First Aberdeen announces launch of Tap On Tap Off ticket technology from April

  • New, better value on bus payment system coming to Aberdeen next month
  • Fares review will see prices for existing tickets increase
New Hydrogen fleet outside Marischal Sqaure

Scottish bus operators to save up to 220 minutes per day on some routes as they wave goodbye to concession paper receipts

  • Concessionary ticket users will no longer receive a receipt for their journey from 20th February.
  • All contributing bus operators will be making the change across their wider businesses throughout Scotland.
  • It is hoped the change will help to improve journey times and reduce waste.
First Bus Electric Vehicle Single Decker

First Bus Scotland commits £35 million to electric bus investment

  • 74 new electric vehicles on route to Glasgow and Aberdeen
  • Glasgow bus fleet soon to be 40% electric
  • Aberdeen fleet set to be 50% emission free