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Work begins on installing electric charging points for zero emission buses at The Go-Ahead Group's Cowley depot in Oxford, in July 2023.

The Go-Ahead Group creating world leading electric charging hub in Oxford

  • Work begins on installing 104 electric charging points at Go-Ahead's Oxford Bus Company depot in Cowley
  • The facility will be among the largest zero-emission bus charging hubs in Britain
  • Electric buses in Oxford will take to the streets later this year co-funded by operators, the local authority and the Department for Transport
A Go-Ahead London bus on Tower Bridge

The Go-Ahead Group makes senior engineering appointments

  • Richard Harrington appointed Go-Ahead Group’s Engineering Director
  • Chris McKeown promoted to Engineering Director at Go-Ahead London
Dervla Mckay 2

Dervla McKay appointed Managing Director of Go-Ahead Ireland

  • New MD will oversee 225 buses and 760 colleagues operating services in and around Dublin
  • Dervla McKay replaces Andrew Edwards, who is moving to Go-Ahead London
  • Go-Ahead Ireland depot is being expanded to increase capacity
Apprentice Engineer, Alisha Juszczyk, Camberwell Bus Academy

Go-Ahead is named the fifth top apprenticeship employer in the UK, securing its top position in the UK transport industry

  • Transport operator ranked 5th on the list of the UK’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers 
  • The group beats its previous ranking at 13, and secures its position as top apprenticeships employer in the UK transport industry 
  • Go-Ahead is currently training 1,020 apprentices across bus operations, rail operations, and its head office functions 
Left to right - Manish Patel, Mobility Director for Air Products Henry Smith, Member of Parliament for Crawley Richard Holden MP, Minister for Roads and Local Transport Ed Wills, Managing Director for Brighton and Hove Buses and Metrobus  Jean-Marc Gales, Chief Executive Officer at Wrightbus Matt Furniss, Cabinet Member for Transport, Infrastructure and Growth at Surrey County Council  Clare Hollingsworth, Non-Executive Director for Go-Ahead Group

£30 million investment in pioneering hydrogen bus fleet and refuelling station launched for services in and around Gatwick Airport

  • Fleet of 20 buses from Wrightbus to be deployed in the Crawley, Horley and Gatwick Airport area by The Go-Ahead Group.
  • A further 34 vehicles will join the fleet over the next 18 months to create one of Britain’s largest hydrogen bus fleets.
  • The station is the first liquid hydrogen refuelling station for buses in Europe.
  • Launch event on 29 June attended by the Minister for Roads and Local Transport and stakeholders from across the region.
Fastrack fleet images

Trams on wheels for Kent: Go-Ahead to operate all-electric Fastrack network

  • Go-Ahead wins £110 million deal to run Fastrack service for Kent County Council
  • Passengers will travel on zero emission electric buses from November 2024
  • More than 2.5 million people annually travel on the rapid transit network in the Dartford, Ebbsfleet and Gravesham area
A Pulham & Sons bus in the Cotswolds. Pulhams, a long established bus and coach operator in Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire, has been bought by The Go-Ahead Group.

Go-Ahead expands into the Cotswolds by buying Pulham & Sons

  • Gloucestershire based bus and coach operator to become part of Go-Ahead’s Oxford Bus Company division
  • Pulhams operates 22 bus routes in the Cotswolds plus demand responsive transport services and school, college, and corporate coach travel
  • Deal demonstrates Go-Ahead’s commitment to invest in UK regional bus services
Nigel Featham, Managing Director of Go North West, with drivers at the launch of a campaign to recruit 300 bus drivers for Manchester's new integrated transport network.

Keeping Manchester moving: Go-Ahead kicks off Britain’s biggest recruitment campaign for bus drivers

  • Go-Ahead's Manchester bus company, Go North West, to hire 300 drivers on apprenticeship or training contracts
  • The drivers will operate Bee Network buses as part of mayor Andy Burnham's new integrated transport network
A hospital bus donated by The Go-Ahead Group is presented to the Ukrainian ambassador to the UK outside parliament.

From Swindon to Ukraine: Go-Ahead hospital bus presented to ambassador

A bus donated by one of Go-Ahead’s local bus companies has been converted into a field hospital for use in treating casualties of the war in Ukraine.