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Christmas bus 2023

Christmas and New Year services

First West of England, First Cymru and First Worcester has confirmed its bus timetables over the Christmas and New Year period.

Cymru January changes

Improved reliability and extra buses coming to south and west Wales

Workers and students in Swansea are set to be benefit from changes happening to the bus network in south and west Wales.

Remembrance buses

Free bus travel to mark remembrance weekend

Veterans and UK Armed Forces personnel using First Bus services in the West of England, Wales and Worcester are being offered free travel during remembrance weekend.

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Buses and drivers attacked during Halloween vandalism

First Bus Wales and West has been forced to cancel a number of services today after Halloween vandalism which saw drivers and moving buses attacked.

Cymru network change quote

Changes to bus routes in south and west Wales

In response to reductions in Welsh government funding for buses, First Cymru has today had to announce changes to some of its services in south and west Wales from Sunday 29th October.

Andy Evered (L) with Andrew Jarvis at Bus Driver of the Year awards 2023

Bath bus driver named among the best in the UK

A bus driver from Bath has been named the second best driver in England and Wales at a national competition.

Armed Forces Day

Free travel to mark Armed Forces Day

Serving members of the armed forces, veterans and cadets are being offered free bus travel this Saturday to show support for Armed Forces Day.

FirstCymru’s Tenby Coaster travels along the seafront on Tenby Esplanade.

11,000+ journeys on “one of our prettiest” routes

Thousands of people have enjoyed one of West Wales’ most picturesque bus trips thanks to the route being extended this year.

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First Bus select Macmillan Cancer Support as new charity partner

  • Macmillan Cancer Support appointed as new national charity partner for First Bus for next three years.
  • Macmillan were chosen by thousands of First Bus colleagues across the UK operations.
  • Initial donation of £10k to kick off fundraising efforts.
TOTO Reader 4

First Bus completes UK wide rollout of Tap On, Tap Off ticketing technology across entire fleet

  • First Bus completes UK wide rollout of Tap On, Tap Off (TOTO) technology on over 4000 buses.
  • First Bus is first major UK bus operator to achieve this milestone across entire fleet. 
  • First Bus invests over £1 million alongside further investment from local authority partners. 
  • TOTO technology allows First Bus to charge more personalised fares to customers based on distance travelled.
  • TOTO gives customers unlimited travel on buses, whilst never paying more than the daily or weekly cap.
  • First Bus and Ticketer partnership has led to a first-of-its-kind pilot in the UK using this technology.
Leicester Solar PV

First Bus announces investment in solar power across 20 UK sites as part of net zero-emission strategy

  • First Bus invests £2.5m in solar power across 20 of its UK depots. 
  • Over 6,000 Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) panels will be in place by mid-June.  
  • The panels will generate more than 2 million kWh per year - enough to power 700 family homes. 
  • This investment will help First Bus to become net zero and self-sustaining with on-site energy generation.