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Taken at Go-Ahead London's Camberwell garage in January 2020

Go-Ahead invests for rebound in public transport by hiring more than 1,100 apprentices in 2021

  • The Go-Ahead Group sets a goal of hiring more than 1,100 apprentices across bus and rail in 2021
  • Transport operator bucks the economy-wide trend of falling apprenticeship starts
  • Two thirds of Go-Ahead’s apprentices will be deployed on London buses
Metrobus' mobile vaccination bus

Go-Ahead bus is one of the UK's first Covid-19 Mobile Vaccination units

The NHS and Metrobus have launched one of the UK’s first Covid-19 Mobile Vaccination Units in a bus in Crawley, targeting hard-to-reach and vulnerable communities.  

Go North East vaccination shuttle bus

Go-Ahead launches one of the UK’s first dedicated vaccination shuttle bus services in the North East

Go-Ahead bus company Go North East has today launched one of the UK’s first dedicated vaccination shuttle bus services.

Voltra fleet outside the Angel of the North

Go-Ahead tops UK transport industry in cutting carbon emissions

  • The Go-Ahead Group achieves “A minus” rating from the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)
  • Emissions down 22% since 2016 despite international expansion in operations
  • Impact of the “beast from the east” storm prompted renewed focus on climate change
  • Rating reflects benefits of Britain’s largest fleet of zero-emission electric buses
Former prison van driver Dobbet Donaldson

Go-Ahead hires 650 bus and rail apprentices during Covid-19 pandemic

  • Apprenticeship applications double in rail and jump by a third in bus as transport attracts Coronavirus career switchers
  • Despite the challenges of 2020, Go-Ahead has continued to invest in its workforce for the future
  • Recruits include a former airline pilot, a member of the French Foreign legion, a prison van driver and a guitar instructor
Santa Bus Brighton & Hove

Go-Ahead lays on Christmas bus services to support key workers and enable family gatherings

  • Normal services across most routes on Christmas Eve
  • Saturday or Sunday services on Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
  • Special services serving hospitals and airports on Christmas Day
Passengers on a Southern rail service (GTR)

Go-Ahead Trading update for the period from 28 June 2020 to 2 December 2020

The Go-Ahead Group plc today announces its trading update for the period from 28 June 2020 to 2 December 2020. The next scheduled update is the Group’s half year results for the six months ending 2 January 2021 which will be announced on 11 March 2021.

Voltra fleet outside the Angel of the North

Go-Ahead backs 'Net Zero' plan as it launches first fully electric bus fleet in the North East

  • Go-Ahead cements its position as the UK’s largest operator of electric buses with new ‘clean, green’ fleet across the North East
  • Government’s Ultra-Low Emission Fund helps to fund £2 million move, which takes electric buses to Newcastle and Gateshead​​​​​​
  • The move helps Go-Ahead accelerate towards target of operating a ‘net zero’ bus fleet by 2035
  •  Transport Secretary Grant Shapps hails move as example of industry “actively supporting” Government’s ambitions to end the UK’s contribution to climate change
Brighton & Hove bus outside the Royal Pavilion

Go-Ahead pledges to source one third of all its supply chain from boosting local businesses

  • Bus and rail services play a critical role in keeping communities connected 
  • Go-Ahead is supporting local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to remain viable and to grow during the pandemic and in the longer-term
  • Go-Ahead’s bus and rail companies have delivered £5 million worth of community investment through volunteering, donations and fundraising in the past five years
Passengers at Brighton station in front of Thameslink train

Full year results for the year ended 27 June 2020

Results slightly above our revised guidance, with overall financial performance significantly impacted by COVID-19 in regional bus and losses in German rail

Passengers at Brighton station in front of Thameslink train

New GTR contract to run to September 2021

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that GTR’s Emergency Measures Agreement (EMA), which ended on 20 September 2020, has been replaced by an Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement (ERMA).

Go-Ahead Singapore bus

Singapore bus contract extension

The Go-Ahead Group today announces that the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore has granted a two-year contract extension to Go-Ahead Singapore to continue operating around 450 buses in the Loyang region of the island.