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Damani Roberts Franklin plugs in an electric bus (2)

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.

Christian Schreyer, Incoming CEO

Go-Ahead announces appointment of Group Chief Executive

Following a thorough selection process, the Board of the Go-Ahead Group plc (“Go-Ahead”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christian Schreyer as Group Chief Executive with effect from the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting on 5 November 2021. He will join the Group on 1 November.

Staff walk through electric bus garage

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
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.

Full marks from Ofsted for Go-Ahead’s apprenticeship scheme

Full marks from Ofsted for Go-Ahead’s apprenticeship scheme

  • Education regulator endorses quality of Go-Ahead bus and rail apprenticeship schemes
  • Inspectors find that bus drivers enjoy and value their training, and are enthusiastic about their jobs
  • Ofsted praises “thoughtfully structured” rail scheme at Govia Thameslink Railway
  • Go-Ahead is on course to hit a target of hiring 1,100 apprentices this year
Male passenger on Metrobus wearing face covering

Go-Ahead Group launches 17 apps with Passenger

Passenger, the UK’s top-rated public transport app provider has helped Go-Ahead Group successfully launch 17 apps in the space of just 5 weeks, as part of their partnership announced in January 2021.

Passengers wearing face coverings on Southern train

GTR contract extended to March 2022

The Department for Transport (DfT) has extended GTR’s Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement (ERMA) under the same contractual terms, from its current end date of 20 September 2021 until 31 March 2022.

Male passenger on Metrobus wearing face covering

The Go-Ahead Group trading update for the year ending 3 July 2021

The Go-Ahead Group today provides a trading update for the year ending 3 July 2021, ahead of the Group’s full year results scheduled to be announced on 9 September 2021.

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.

Go North East electric bus in Newcastle

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
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Go-Ahead announces retirement of CEO David Brown

The Board of the Go-Ahead Group plc (“Go-Ahead”) today announces that David Brown has notified the Board of his intention to retire as Group Chief Executive at the end of this year after more than 10 years leading the business.

Future of rail interiors

The post-COVID railway carriage: Go-Ahead and Angel Trains plan flexible spaces for commuter and leisure travellers

  • New concepts allow seating and luggage space to be adjusted according to demand
  • Additional laptop space to meet “work from anywhere” expectations
  • Dedicated space in each carriage for fold-up and full-size bicycles
  • Designs are concepts for the future created by Go-Ahead and Angel Trains