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Mobility hub visualisation

The future of mobility: Go-Ahead and Arup outline vision for sustainable transport hubs

  • Go-Ahead and Arup publish blueprint for hubs to improve connectivity between transport services across the UK
  • Bus interchanges could include solar-powered heating, lighting, digital services such as WiFi and real-time journey information, bike storage and electric charging points
  • Larger hubs to be enhanced with gardens, co-working spaces, playgrounds and catering
  • Concepts published as local authorities bid for £3 billion funding under the Government’s Bus Back Better programme
  • Hubs are intended to create new community amenities and will help in shift towards low-carbon journeys
Geo-fenced hybrid bus (2)

New Managing Director for Brighton & Hove and Metrobus

The Go-Ahead Group has appointed Ed Wills to become Managing Director of Brighton & Hove and Metrobus, replacing Martin Harris on his retirement in November.

Passenger using phone at bus stop

Go-Ahead pledges to spend at least £250m annually with small businesses

The Go-Ahead Group has set out a strategy to increase spending with small and medium sized businesses across all 12 of its UK bus and rail operating companies.

Oxford Bus Company bus, August 2021

Digital revolution: swifter journeys as passengers abandon cash

  • Cash payments on buses drop from 53% of transactions to 23% in three years
  • Contactless bank cards, smart phone payments and smart cards become the dominant way to pay for journeys 
  • Five million journeys to date on Go-Ahead buses using ‘Tap On, Tap Off’ technology
  • Digital payments can save up to three minutes at busy bus stops
Damani Roberts Franklin a Service Centre Manager plugs in an electric bus at Northumberland Park depot London (6)

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 will join Go-Ahead in November 2021

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.

Flora McIlroy and Damani Roberts-Franklin walking in front of electric buses and pylon at Northumberland Park

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 on a Southern rail service (GTR)

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.