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Passenger using phone at bus stop

Go-Ahead pledges to spend at least £250m annually with small businesses

The Go-Ahead Group has set out a strategy to increase spending with small and medium sized businesses across all 12 of its UK bus and rail operating companies.

Metrobus Staying Connected bus (4)

Go-Ahead welcomes further funding package for bus services in England

Go-Ahead today welcomes the announcement from the Department for Transport (DfT) regarding extended funding of bus services in England, to be provided by the UK Government.

Brighton & Hove Bus near the pier

Go-Ahead comment on national bus strategy

David Brown, Chief Executive of Go-Ahead has provided a statement on the publication of the national bus strategy.

Go North East electric bus in Newcastle

Go-Ahead backs 'Net Zero' plan as it launches first fully electric bus fleet in the North East

  • Go-Ahead cements its position as the UK’s largest operator of electric buses with new ‘clean, green’ fleet across the North East
  • Government’s Ultra-Low Emission Fund helps to fund £2 million move, which takes electric buses to Newcastle and Gateshead​​​​​​
  • The move helps Go-Ahead accelerate towards target of operating a ‘net zero’ bus fleet by 2035
  •  Transport Secretary Grant Shapps hails move as example of industry “actively supporting” Government’s ambitions to end the UK’s contribution to climate change
Brighton & Hove bus outside the Royal Pavilion

Go-Ahead pledges to source one third of all its supply chain from boosting local businesses

  • Bus and rail services play a critical role in keeping communities connected 
  • Go-Ahead is supporting local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to remain viable and to grow during the pandemic and in the longer-term
  • Go-Ahead’s bus and rail companies have delivered £5 million worth of community investment through volunteering, donations and fundraising in the past five years
Passengers at Brighton station in front of Thameslink train

Go-Ahead crowns Swiftly winner of its 2020 innovation programme

  • Go-Ahead’s Billion Journey Project is the UK’s largest transport accelerator programme for start-up and scale-up businesses
  • Swiftly worked with bus company Go South Coast to improve efficiencies by 15 per cent to enable more reliable and quicker journeys
  • Nine innovative companies trialed their technology across Go-Ahead’s bus and rail businesses
Brighton & Hove bus outside the Royal Pavilion

Go-Ahead keeps children learning during Coronavirus

  • Go-Ahead bus companies have created home activity sheets for children to support parents
  • Go South Coast launches online ‘bus school’ with English and art activities
  • Buses continue to be at the heart of communities even though fewer services are running
Passengers at Brighton station in front of Thameslink train

Global eco programme awards Go-Ahead UK’s joint-highest transport score for carbon cutting

  • Carbon Disclosure Project gives Go-Ahead new, high score in global league table for progress on sustainability and environmental measures 
  • Carbon emissions across the bus and train operator are down by 22 per cent per vehicle mile over the past two years.
  • Go-Ahead also becomes the latest company awarded the London Stock Exchange’s new ‘Green Economy’ Accreditation.