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Regional bus story

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
Passengers at Brighton station in front of Thameslink train

Trading statement for the period from 30 June 2019 to 27 November 2019

The Go-Ahead Group plc today announces its trading update for the period from 30 June 2019 to 27 November 2019.

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%
Taken at Go-Ahead London's Camberwell garage in January 2020

You’re Hired! - Go-Ahead hits apprentice goal for 2019

  • Go-Ahead reaches target of 1,000 apprentices in 2019 two months early
  • Go Ahead is the only public transport operator that delivers apprenticeships in bus and rail in-house
  • One in three apprentices in London are 40 or older
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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
Any technology story[1]

Go-Ahead opens applications for UK’s largest transport proof of concept lab programme

  • Billion Journey Project now entering its third year, building on successful partnerships with start-up tech companies
  • The 12-week programme supports transport start-ups and scale-ups, building towards innovative new services for Go-Ahead passengers
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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
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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 CEO recognised for sustainable transport efforts with award from European CEO

The Go-Ahead Group’s dedication to sustainable transport has been recognised with a new award for chief executive David Brown.

Taken at Go-Ahead London's Camberwell garage in January 2020

Go-Ahead launches capped contactless PAYG bus fare outside London

  • Go-Ahead will bring contactless bus fare capping outside of London for the first time, benefiting passengers on both Brighton & Hove and Metrobus services
  • The fare cap will apply to tap-on tap-off ticketing on buses running across Sussex, Surrey and Kent
  • Technology developed with Littlepay – the specialist gateway for contactless transit payments
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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