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A bus in the Cronulla area of Sydney

Go-Ahead and UGL win contract to operate buses in Sydney’s South-West

  • Buses in Sydney’s South and South-West will be operated by a newly created joint venture, U-Go Mobility
  • Contract commences in July 2023 for a term of approximately seven years, delivering over 500,000 passenger journeys daily
  • Go-Ahead is a UK and international bus operator, while UGL brings extensive, proven expertise of public transport infrastructure, operations and maintenance within the Australasian public transport market
East Yorkshire bus in town

Pay less to travel this winter: fares capped at £2 on Go-Ahead buses across Britain

  • From 1st January to 31st March, Go-Ahead’s UK bus operating companies will offer adult bus fares capped at £2 per single journey.
  • The Government is providing up to £60 million for bus operators outside London to help people with cost of living.
  • How far can our £2 fare take you? On our longer routes, a single ticket on a Go-Ahead bus can take you 40 miles or even further
A Go-Ahead train in Augsburg, December 2022

Go Ahead carries first passengers on major new Bavarian network

  • Munich-based network expands Go-Ahead’s footprint in Germany
  • New destinations for Go-Ahead trains include Einstein’s birthplace and Legoland Germany
  • Go-Ahead Germany employs 1,000 people, runs a fleet of 144 trains and operates 20 million rail kilometres annually
  • International growth is at the core of Go-Ahead’s Next Billion Journeys strategy
A bus driver, Kelly Myatt, carries out checks on a zero emission electric bus at Go-Ahead's Bexleyheath Depot in south-east London.

The green shift: zero emission buses could lure millions onto public transport

  • A majority (55%) of people are likely to travel by bus more often if buses are powered by zero-emission electric or hydrogen batteries
  • Only a quarter of the public think bus travel in general is ‘green’. But eight out of ten view zero emission buses as ‘green’.
  • Younger people are particularly likely to be swayed in their travel habits by a switch towards low emission technology
  • Independent research carried out for Go-Ahead Group’s new Zero Emission Centre of Excellence
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Sixfold increase in waste recycling at Go-Ahead’s largest bus company

  • Recycling at Go-Ahead London increased from 5.5% to 33% within a year
  • Up to 60 tonnes of recyclable waste per month, the equivalent weight of five double decker buses
  • Project Go Eco, in conjunction with waste contractor Biffa, is to be rolled out to all Go-Ahead’s UK bus operating companies
  • The transport company is on track to achieve its Group target of 60% of recycled rate by 2025
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Go-Ahead expands in south-west England through acquisition of Dartline

  • Exeter-based bus and coach operator to join Go South West
  • Acquisition adds 118 employees and 84 buses
  • Complementary geographical fit alongside Plymouth Citybus, Go Devon Bus, and Go Cornwall Bus
A Go-Ahead bus in Brighton

Go-Ahead hosts bus driver recruitment open days for Ukrainian refugees

A Go-Ahead Group bus company is working in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions to help Ukrainian refugees to become bus drivers. A change in government legislation has resulted in Ukrainian refugees receiving immediate settlement status and the opportunity to work in the UK straight away.

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Go-Ahead to deploy 1,000-seat double-decker Siemens electric trains in Bavaria

  • Go-Ahead to operate six additional German routes from December under a 12-year contract
  • Double-decker trains coupled together with over 1,000 seats will provide extra capacity for commuters
  • Additional evening services added to timetables
A Go-Ahead London bus on Tower Bridge

David Cutts to become Managing Director of Go-Ahead London

  • David Cutts, presently Operations Director, to become Managing Director in January
  • After 16 years in the role, John Trayner steps back from day-to-day operations
  • Go-Ahead London operates a quarter of London’s buses on behalf of Transport for London
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Virtual bus stops: Go-Ahead to launch on-demand bus service in Buckinghamshire

 

  • PickMeUp service in High Wycombe to be operated by Carousel Buses, with support from Buckinghamshire Council
  • Customers will be able to summon a bus using an app
  • Initiative aims to get people out of their cars and onto shared minibuses
Voltra buses

Go-Ahead sends shock waves with the launch of new Voltra electric buses in the North East

  • Go North East launch nine new Voltra electric buses in Newcastle and Gateshead
  • Go-Ahead is the largest operator of electric buses in the UK and accelerates towards target of operating a ‘net zero’ bus fleet by 2035
  • Government’s Ultra-Low Emission Fund helps to fund £2m scheme bringing more electric buses to Newcastle and Gateshead
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Go-Ahead supports Catch the Bus Month by encouraging more people to adopt bus travel

  • Go-Ahead supports Bus Users UK, Catch the Bus Month, a charity that campaigns for inclusive and accessible transport
  • Regional bus companies undertake community initiatives to mark Catch the Bus Month
  • Go-Ahead sees significant growth in passenger numbers post COVID-19