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GoAhead Women bus drivers at the launch event

Go-Ahead plans to recruit 1,500 women bus drivers, aiming for 50% gender equality by 2035

  • Go-Ahead sets an ambitious target to achieve 50% gender equality by 2035 in its bus divisions
  • The Group plans to invest £8 million to create inclusive environments and training opportunities
  • New recruits will receive eight weeks of fully paid training estimated to be an investment of £7.5 million in total
Go-Ahead sells 60 million bus tickets at £2 (1)

A journey for every man, woman, and child in England: Go-Ahead sells 60 million bus tickets at £2

  • Go-Ahead has sold more £2 tickets than the population of England since national bus fare cap began
  • Big boosts in passenger numbers on longer routes in Sussex, Yorkshire, and Buckinghamshire
  • Government’s “Get Around for £2” scheme helps safeguard routes and support customers with the cost of living
Eastbourne sightseeing 8

The Go-Ahead Group to acquire Eastbourne Sightseeing

  • Open-top bus operator to become part of Go-Ahead’s Brighton & Hove Buses
  • Deal adds to Go-Ahead’s UK-wide portfolio of scenic bus tours
  • Tourist bus route connects with GTR’s Southern Railway services to London
LeVaugh Kaisa at Go East Anglia

The Go-Ahead Group sets out plans to recruit 850 bus and rail apprentices during 2024

  • Recruitment target includes 500 trainee London bus drivers and 220 rail apprentices
  • Go-Ahead has trained more than 5,500 apprentices since 2019 – enough to fill the Royal Albert Hall
  • Apprentices ‘learn while they earn’ and are of all ages and backgrounds
A train in Bavaria operated by The Go-Ahead Group

Go-Ahead completes sale of German rail operations to ÖBB

  • Sale of the business follows approval from the European Commission
  • Following completion of the transaction, Go-Ahead no longer operates any rail services in Germany
  • The Go-Ahead Group wishes OBB, the Germany management team and employees well for future operations
Stockholms Metro network

The Go-Ahead Group and ComfortDelGro awarded contract to operate Stockholm’s Metro network

  • Connecting Stockholm joint venture wins 11-year deal  
  • Network carries 350 million passengers annually on 106km of track  
  • Contract to begin in May 2025, building on Go-Ahead’s rail operations in the UK and Norway  
One of a fleet of 159 new zero emission buses launched in Oxford on January 16th 2024

Go-Ahead joins partners to launch all-electric bus fleet for Oxford

  • Fleet of 159 zero emission battery electric buses launched in Oxford
  • Work complete in creating one of the UK’s largest bus charging hubs at Go-Ahead’s Cowley depot
  • Buses will deliver cleaner air, smoother journeys and brand new vehicles for bus users
A cake in the shape of a London bus-2

Happy birthday, electric buses: Go-Ahead celebrates a decade of emission-free buses in London

  • Celebration in Camberwell marks the 10th anniversary of London’s first modern electric bus
  • Buses operated by Go-Ahead London have delivered carbon benefits equivalent to taking 24,000 cars off the road
  • Go-Ahead unveils ambitious plans for expansion of its zero emission fleet
Brighton & Hove Buses industry first feature in collaboration with Google

Go-Ahead Group and Google launch industry-first feature to help customers keep track of spending on bus journeys

The Go-Ahead Group, a leading public transport operator, is teaming up with Google to introduce a new feature aimed at enhancing the customer experience for bus travel.

A train in Bavaria operated by The Go-Ahead Group

The Go-Ahead Group agrees sale of its German rail business to Austria’s ÖBB

  • Transaction means an exit for Go-Ahead from non-core German rail operations
  • Austria’s national railway company gains a foothold in regional rail passenger transport in Germany
  • Go-Ahead Germany employs 1,000 people, operates 144 trains and runs 20 million train kilometres annually