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White House Primary School Year 4 Children

First Norwich buzzes into White House Farm Primary School on first stop of electric bus tour

  • First Norwich is visiting schools in Norwich with a brand new electric zero-emissions double deck bus.
  • The first stop of the tour was at White House Primary School in Sprowston.
  • First Norwich is currently operating 24 electric vehicles in the city, this number will increase to 70 by April this year.
  • First Norwich invites city schools to request a stop on the tour.
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First Bus apprentice encourages more women to join the bus sector on International Women in Engineering Day

  • International Women in Engineering Day gives female engineers a platform to encourage more women to enter the industry.
  • First Bus' dedicated apprentice training academy offers women a clear pathway to begin their career in engineering.
  • First Bus apprentice Maddi Simmons encourages young women to apply for an engineering apprenticeship.
Norwich Roundtree Way Electrification launch 1

First Bus begin works to transform Norwich Roundtree Way to all-electric fleet depot

  • Works begin to convert Roundtree Way depot in Norwich into all-electric fleet depot. 
  • The depot will become one of three all-electric fleet depots in the UK, outside of London. 
  • 70 Brand New Wrightbus vehicles, 11 single deck and 59 double deck buses, to be delivered from Autumn 2023 through to March 2024.  
  • Over 60 tonnes of tailpipe emissions saved per bus every year. 
Macmillan Charity Partner launch 2 (1)

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.
First Bus York team unveil plans for all-electric depot with local councillor

York and Norwich set to become first all-electric bus depots outside of London after boosted ZEBRA funding

  • York and Norwich set to become the UK’s first bus depots outside of London to run fully electric fleets 
  • Four First Bus depots benefit from boosted joint investment in electric fleet 
  • First Bus to reach a total of over 600 zero emission buses across the UK by March 2024
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First Essex is introducing new 'Tap and Cap' ticketing technology and simpler fares across its Colchester bus network

  • Tap & Cap allows the customer to achieve the best value fare for their journey without needing to commit to long term tickets in advance.
  • Customers simply tap their payment method on the ticket machine reader next to the driver and the technology does the rest.
  • Further rollout of the Tap & Cap technology will be rolled out in Basildon in April.