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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.
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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.

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Six million more bus journeys made this year

Over six million more journeys were made by bus passengers in the West of England in 2023 compared to last year, according to new figures from the region’s largest bus operator.

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Helping Bristol’s budding Olympian go from wheels to water

A budding Olympian in Bristol is going from wheels to water thanks to a partnership with First West of England.

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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.

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Bringing better access to Droitwich

Travelling to work by bus will become easier thanks to a new additional bus service in Worcestershire.

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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.

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Care Leavers Week – Free bus travel for care leavers initiative launched by regional Mayor

Young people leaving care will be able to travel for free on the West of England’s buses

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Swapping the streets of Bristol for the streets of London

A First West of England bus swapped the streets of Bristol for the streets of London today to say a special thank you to the pioneers of the Bristol Bus Boycott.