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Sixfold increase in waste recycling at Go-Ahead’s largest bus company

  • Recycling at Go-Ahead London increased from 5.5% to 33% within a year
  • Up to 60 tonnes of recyclable waste per month, the equivalent weight of five double decker buses
  • Project Go Eco, in conjunction with waste contractor Biffa, is to be rolled out to all Go-Ahead’s UK bus operating companies
  • The transport company is on track to achieve its Group target of 60% of recycled rate by 2025
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Go-Ahead expands in south-west England through acquisition of Dartline

  • Exeter-based bus and coach operator to join Go South West
  • Acquisition adds 118 employees and 84 buses
  • Complementary geographical fit alongside Plymouth Citybus, Go Devon Bus, and Go Cornwall Bus
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Go-Ahead hosts bus driver recruitment open days for Ukrainian refugees

A Go-Ahead Group bus company is working in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions to help Ukrainian refugees to become bus drivers. A change in government legislation has resulted in Ukrainian refugees receiving immediate settlement status and the opportunity to work in the UK straight away.

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Go-Ahead to deploy 1,000-seat double-decker Siemens electric trains in Bavaria

  • Go-Ahead to operate six additional German routes from December under a 12-year contract
  • Double-decker trains coupled together with over 1,000 seats will provide extra capacity for commuters
  • Additional evening services added to timetables
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David Cutts to become Managing Director of Go-Ahead London

  • David Cutts, presently Operations Director, to become Managing Director in January
  • After 16 years in the role, John Trayner steps back from day-to-day operations
  • Go-Ahead London operates a quarter of London’s buses on behalf of Transport for London
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Virtual bus stops: Go-Ahead to launch on-demand bus service in Buckinghamshire

 

  • PickMeUp service in High Wycombe to be operated by Carousel Buses, with support from Buckinghamshire Council
  • Customers will be able to summon a bus using an app
  • Initiative aims to get people out of their cars and onto shared minibuses
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Go-Ahead sends shock waves with the launch of new Voltra electric buses in the North East

  • Go North East launch nine new Voltra electric buses in Newcastle and Gateshead
  • Go-Ahead is the largest operator of electric buses in the UK and accelerates towards target of operating a ‘net zero’ bus fleet by 2035
  • Government’s Ultra-Low Emission Fund helps to fund £2m scheme bringing more electric buses to Newcastle and Gateshead
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Go-Ahead supports Catch the Bus Month by encouraging more people to adopt bus travel

  • Go-Ahead supports Bus Users UK, Catch the Bus Month, a charity that campaigns for inclusive and accessible transport
  • Regional bus companies undertake community initiatives to mark Catch the Bus Month
  • Go-Ahead sees significant growth in passenger numbers post COVID-19
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Go-Ahead creates pioneering toolkit to support Dyslexic bus drivers

  • First of its kind toolkit created by Go South West
  • Initiative is part of an inclusion strategy to support neurodiverse colleagues
  • Extra time, materials and resources available to those diagnosed with Dyslexia