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Damani Roberts Franklin a Service Centre Manager plugs in an electric bus at Northumberland Park depot London (6)

Go-Ahead’s carbon reduction targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative

The Go-Ahead Group is pleased to announce that its emissions reduction targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as consistent with levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Flora McIlroy and Damani Roberts-Franklin walking in front of electric buses and pylon at Northumberland Park

Go-Ahead plots journey to become a carbon neutral transport provider by 2045

  • Emissions to be cut 75% by 2035 and to net zero by 2045 – five years earlier than UK government target
  • Timetable set for withdrawal of diesel buses and for an all-electric rail fleet
  • Action plans introduced to reduce waste and to cut use of water and energy
  • Go-Ahead views modal shift from cars to walking, cycling and public transport as critical in addressing climate change
  • London’s largest electric bus garage in Northumberland Park to begin “bus to grid” feed of energy into UK power network
Geoff Marshall

Video: Geoff Marshall on Go North East's zero emission electric buses

We were delighted to host Geoff Marshall, the transport-themed author and video producer, in Newcastle recently to make a video about our Voltra electric buses - the first zero-emission buses in the north-east of England - and the team behind them.

Voltra fleet outside the Angel of the North

Go-Ahead named a ‘European Climate Leader’ for progress in cutting carbon emissions

  • Go-Ahead features on Financial Times’ European Climate Leaders list 2021
  • Only two European bus and rail operators qualify for the 300-strong ranking
  • The group has cut carbon emissions by 7.5% annually per €1 million of revenue
Voltra fleet outside the Angel of the North

Leave your car at home twice a month for the good of the planet, urges Go-Ahead

  • Switching one in 25 car journeys to public transport would save the UK two million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions
  • Public transport and active travel (walking and cycling) are part of the Government’s Green Ten Point Plan
  • Earth Day (22 April) encourages individuals to think how they can help to Restore Our Earth
Voltra fleet outside the Angel of the North

Go-Ahead tops UK transport industry in cutting carbon emissions

  • The Go-Ahead Group achieves “A minus” rating from the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)
  • Emissions down 22% since 2016 despite international expansion in operations
  • Impact of the “beast from the east” storm prompted renewed focus on climate change
  • Rating reflects benefits of Britain’s largest fleet of zero-emission electric buses
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.
Go Ahead

Go-Ahead cuts carbon emissions as it builds towards 2035 goal

  • Go-Ahead on track to cut carbon emission by 25% in 2021
  • 2019 saw the business continue to cut carbon emissions for every vehicle mile
  • Go-Ahead is continuing to build towards running a zero-emissions bus fleet by 2035
Geo-fenced hybrid bus (2)

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
Southampton's Air Filtering Bus

Go-Ahead expands air-filtering bus fleet following trial success

The Go-Ahead Group (LON: GOG) is to expand its landmark “air-filtering” bus programme following a successful 100-day pilot and 9,000 miles covered in Southampton.