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Brighton & Hove bus outside the Royal Pavilion

Go-Ahead keeps children learning during Coronavirus

  • Go-Ahead bus companies have created home activity sheets for children to support parents
  • Go South Coast launches online ‘bus school’ with English and art activities
  • Buses continue to be at the heart of communities even though fewer services are running
Female bus driver name needed Brighton Extended range bus (3)

Go-Ahead celebrates its successes in attracting more women to the bus sector

  • One-in-three applications for Go-Ahead’s 2020 bus management graduate scheme came from women
  • Go-Ahead has set a target to increase female representation in its bus companies from 11% to 20% by 2025
  • The company launched an industry-first “Women in Bus” network in 2019 
  • Go-Ahead has a gender-balanced board with over 50% female representation 
Passengers at Brighton station in front of Thameslink train

Global eco programme awards Go-Ahead UK’s joint-highest transport score for carbon cutting

  • Carbon Disclosure Project gives Go-Ahead new, high score in global league table for progress on sustainability and environmental measures 
  • Carbon emissions across the bus and train operator are down by 22 per cent per vehicle mile over the past two years.
  • Go-Ahead also becomes the latest company awarded the London Stock Exchange’s new ‘Green Economy’ Accreditation.
Passengers at Brighton station in front of Thameslink train

Go-Ahead Buses and Trains Get WiFi Friendly

  • Go-Ahead’s provision of onboard WiFi has been certified for safety and family-friendly content
  • The Wifi Friendly scheme was launched by David Cameron, in partnership with The UK Council for Child Internet Safety
  • Free WiFi is available onboard Go-Ahead buses and trains across the country
Go-Ahead London apprentice

Go-Ahead sets record goal to hire 1,200 apprentices in 2020

  • The Go-Ahead Group will expand apprentice recruitment by 20 per cent for 2020
  •  Go-Ahead met its target of recruiting 1,000 apprentices in 2019
  • The expansion is bucking the wider national trend of falling apprenticeship starts
Tap On Tap Off ticketing on bus

1,000,000 customer journeys tap the opportunity to pay contactless

  • Over 1 million Tap On, Tap Off transactions completed – 70,000 per week and rising
  • 34,400 passengers experienced savings as a result of fare caps
  • Tap-on, tap-off contactless used to pay for 29.2% of on-bus payments
  • Less than 10% of passengers on Brighton & Hove buses are now paying with cash