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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
A Go-Ahead London bus on Tower Bridge

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
Staff at bus company Go North West celebrate reaching 100% of pre-pandemic passenger numbers.
Pictured are (left to right): Driver Chris Coombs, driver Steven Ainsworth, MD Nigel Featham, driver Jayne McMinn, driver Chris Harrop, supervisor Darren Hudson, and engineer Kenneth Fenton.

Manchester is bouncing back – buses reach pre-pandemic passenger levels

  • Go North West’s buses are as busy as they were prior to COVID-19
  • Manchester operator is the first Go-Ahead company in the UK to reach pre-pandemic levels
  • Recovery boosted by high reliability, sufficient drivers and strong local economy
  • Plans in place to lay on more buses as demand grows further
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A year of progress: Go-Ahead advances along the road to Net Zero

  • Centre of Excellence for zero emission vehicles to be established in London
  • High voltage electric substation installed in Oxford for upcoming electric bus fleet.
  • Proof of concept demonstrated for Bus2Grid technology
  • Fleet of hydrogen buses ordered for the Crawley, Redhill, and Gatwick area
Vertical format. Go-Ahead London, January 2020

Go-Ahead named top apprenticeship employer in the UK transport industry

  • Go-Ahead hires more than 1,100 apprentices annually across its bus and rail operations
  • Transport operator ranked 13th on list of the UK’s Top 100 apprentice Employers
  • Ranking puts Go-Ahead top of six transport companies in the league table