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UpFirst bus in collaboration with UpFest

UP First: First Bus partners with UPFEST PRESENTS to bring colourful commutes to Bristol

Bristol street artist, Cheo, has created a driveable work of art, which will have Bristolians double-taking across the city

First West of England Commercial Director Rob Pymm (centre) with North Somerset Council's Passenger Transport Service Manager Carl Nicholson and Climate, Waste and Sustainability Executive member Cllr Annemieke Waite

First Bus invests over £50m in electric buses in the West of England

First West of England is to invest more than £50m introducing its first electric buses in the region.

1944 and 2024 showing women still behind the wheel

First West of England’s pledge as it marks 80 years since the first female drivers

First West of England has pledged to nearly double the number of women in its business in the next five years as it marks a major milestone in its history.

IWD 2024

International Women’s Day 2024: First Bus pledges to double number of women in the business

On International Women’s Day 2024, First Bus is making bold commitments on gender – to double the number of women in the business in the next five years. Furthermore, in line with the FTSE Women Leaders recommendations, First Bus also aims to have 40% of senior leadership roles filled by women by 2028. 

Service X5 in Cymru

Making bus travel simpler for thousands of customers

New technology is being rolled out across all First Cymru buses this spring, making travel quicker and simpler for thousands of passengers.

April service changes

New cross-city routes and services reconnecting communities

Three extra cross-city bus routes are being introduced in Bristol as part of a package of changes from First West of England this spring.

The 376 travelling over the Mendip Hills

New bus routes from Somerset to Bristol will cost passengers as little as 4p per mile

Residents living in two of Somerset’s largest towns will benefit from new bus links to Bristol for as little as 4p per mile.

Sally Wood heading to the Bristol Hippodrome for a Matinee Mingle

Tackling loneliness with a theatre tour for Matinée Minglers arriving by bus

Theatre fans arriving in Bristol by bus are being given the chance of a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the venue which kickstarted the career of Hollywood great Cary Grant.

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Marking 80 years since the first women drivers in the West of England

A new competition has been launched to commemorate 80 years since the first women drivers got behind the wheel of buses in the West of England.

On board poster campaign

Latest figures reveal why new suicide prevention partnership is so important

  • Bus operator First West of England and Bristol-based charity, Suicide Prevention UK, are joining forces for what is believed to be the first partnership of its kind - at this scale - in the UK.
  • People at risk of suicide increasingly using buses to reach the destination where they plan to take their lives.
  • At least three in 50 people use public transport to get to their suicide location.
  • First West of England will offer training to drivers to spot the signs of suicide, raise the profile of suicide high risk areas on bus routes, offer free travel to the charity’s volunteers and launch an on-board marketing campaign expected to be seen by about 1.5million passengers each week.
metrobus m1 service cropped

13 million birthday milestone for most successful metrobus

Bristol’s metrobus network has carried almost 25 million passengers since it launched, with its most popular route celebrating its fifth birthday at the weekend.