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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.
Passengers at Brighton station in front of Thameslink train

Go-Ahead Buses and Trains Get WiFi Friendly

  • Go-Ahead’s provision of onboard WiFi has been certified for safety and family-friendly content
  • The Wifi Friendly scheme was launched by David Cameron, in partnership with The UK Council for Child Internet Safety
  • Free WiFi is available onboard Go-Ahead buses and trains across the country
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Go-Ahead buses keep communities connected this Christmas

  • Go-Ahead will keep families and friends connected over Christmas with a comprehensive festive bus timetable.
  • Vital services will continue throughout festive break, with buses travelling to key sites including Heathrow, Gatwick and local hospitals across the UK
  • The Isle of Wight’s Southern Vectis will run buses on five routes on Christmas Day
Teenage passenger on Go East Anglia Hedingham bus in Essex

Go-Ahead adds life-saving defibrillators to Plymouth bus fleet

  • UK-first pilot scheme sees defibrillators fitted to Plymouth commuter services
  • Ground-breaking partnership with Hearts Together will train drivers and provide instructions for passengers
  •  Defibrillators raise cardiac arrest survival rates from 6% to 74%
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Waterloo bus garage wins international green energy award

  • London’s largest bus operator comes out on top against projects from Chile and Sweden
  • Landmark site in Lambeth was the UK’s first all-electric bus garage
  • The introduction of Go-Ahead London’s electric buses has prevented the emission of 2,500 tonnes of CO2
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Go-Ahead’s Chatty Bus scheme tackles poor mental health

  • Go-Ahead’s bus companies are promoting initiatives to stop the stigma around mental health for Mental Health Awareness Week
  • Go-Ahead is seeking to highlight the role of buses in tackling loneliness and poor mental health
  • The company is encouraging its bus colleagues to focus on wellbeing across the UK​​​​
  • The chatty bus campaign, first launched in January, was welcomed by the then minister for loneliness, Mims Davies
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Go-Ahead rolls out UK’s first geo-location zero-emission buses

  • Next generation electric buses will operate in a zero-emission mode when in Brighton’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone, using geofencing technology[1]
  • Buses run on battery power and have a fully electric drive train, recharged by Euro 6 diesel generator when outside the Zone
  • These extended range buses will run on one of Go-Ahead’s most popular routes in Brighton, served by up to 24 buses every hour
  • Brighton & Hove Buses has the highest number of bus journeys per head [2]outside of London at 67.5 million journeys last year
Brighton & Hove Bus near the pier

Go-Ahead sets goal to double female representation across bus operations

LONDON – The Go-Ahead Group today launches a campaign to encourage more women to apply for jobs in the bus industry – including driving buses, maintaining vehicles and managing depots.

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Britain’s largest demand-responsive bus service celebrates a year of success

OXFORD, 25 JUNE – The UK’s largest demand-responsive bus service[i], today celebrates its first anniversary in Oxford.