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Janette Bell, MD First Bus UK

First Bus encourages women across Scotland to join as recruitment events aim to #BreakTheBias

  • First Bus Scotland is holding recruitment events across the country to shine a light on the opportunities for women to excel in the business
  • Traditional perceptions and stereotypes amongst the biggest challenges for First Bus to overcome
First Glasgow new EV fleet operating the COP26 delegate shuttles

First Bus to invest £35m in green transport for Glasgow and Aberdeen with ScotZEB funding from Transport Scotland

  • First Glasgow and First Aberdeen have been awarded a combined £18.6m in ScotZEB funding and will deliver 74 new electric vehicles across both cities.
  • First Bus will invest a further £16.4m to further increase its zero-emission fleet.
  • Over 40% of vehicles operating out of First Glasgow’s Caledonia and Scotstoun depots will be fully electric and zero-emission by Spring 2024.
  • First Bus will future-proof its Scotstoun and Aberdeen depots with installation of the required electrification infrastructure.
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First Bus driver reunited with passenger after giving him a second chance at life

The importance of life-saving skills highlighted as passenger suffered cardiac arrest

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First Bus leads the way with green technology apprentice training

First Bus highlights the success of its engineering programme as National Apprenticeship Week 2022 kicks off

Duncan Cameron, Managing Director for First Bus in Scotland.

First Bus announces official appointment of new Managing Director in Scotland

Former MD of First Aberdeen and Operations Director of First Glasgow has now been appointed to succeed Andrew Jarvis as Managing Director for First Bus in Scotland. 

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First Glasgow to implement new pay deal for drivers

First Glasgow’s drive for new recruits took yet another shift in gear with the announcement of a new pay deal that improves pay progression and shift payments for its employees.

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First Bus supports city's night-time economy with the return of night bus services

  • Return of weekend night-bus network.
  • 11 routes/corridors served across the city and beyond from evening of Friday 3rd December.
  • Introductory offer of £1.50 single for the first 2 weekends of operation*.
  • Regular single fare starting from £3 applies after the promotional period.
  • Brand new 6pm PLUS ticket covering travel after 6pm as well as night bus services – starting from only £4!
  • Return of night services helping to boost night-time economy and ease pressures on festive revellers caused by recent taxi shortages.
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First Glasgow launch new £4k bonus scheme as drive for existing PCV licence holders to join the business ramps up

  •  First Glasgow currently recruiting for new bus drivers across Greater Glasgow operations. 
  • Glasgow’s biggest bus operator launches new £4000 joining bonus scheme for existing PCV licence-holders.
  • Trainee and part-time positions also available.
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COP26 team up from First Bus, Octopus Energy & Hitachi Europe to deliver ‘Together for our Planet’ showcase event on future of green transport

  • First Bus have teamed up with Octopus Energy & Hitachi Europe - Principal partner of COP26, to deliver a showcase ‘Together for our Planet’ event.
  • First Glasgow Caledonia Depot is now a rapid EV charging hub offering delegates & guests free rapid state-of-the-art chargers for their electric vehicles (EVs)
  • The event will show how bus depots can be transformed into fleet charging hubs, accelerating the transition to zero emission fleets with immersive virtual reality & cinema experience of the future of transport.
(L to R) SPT Chair of Operations Committee, Councillor David Wilson, Transport Minister, Graeme Dey MSP and Duncan Cameron, Managing Director for First Bus in Scotland.

First Bus selected to operate official COP26 delegate shuttle between city centre and blue/green zones

  • First Bus has been appointed operator of choice by SPT & Transport Scotland for the official COP26 delegate shuttle service between city centre and the Blue and Green zones on the event campus.
  • First Glasgow will operate the shuttle service using their brand-new fleet of Scottish-built Electric buses, which were part funded through Transport Scotland’s SULEB scheme.
  • SPT, Transport Scotland and First Bus will work closely with the Cabinet Office to deliver a sustainable shuttle service for all delegates attending the COP26 event.
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First Bus announce completion of initial phase of new rapid EV charging hub for new electric fleet

Works are complete on First phase of landmark rapid charging station on First Bus Glasgow Caledonia depot ahead of the city hosting COP26 later this year. 

  • First Glasgow completes Phase One of its green transformation with installation of state-of-the-art rapid charging units
  • 22 new electric buses to arrive on site ahead of COP26
  • Phase Two of major works at Caledonia depot due for completion in summer 2022 to support 150 fully electric vehicles