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Brighton & Hove bus outside the Royal Pavilion

Go-Ahead welcomes continuing government support 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. 

JustGo North Lincolnshire

Go-Ahead to launch new ‘JustGo’ ride sharing service across North Lincolnshire

  • Go-Ahead bus company East Yorkshire is launching a demand-responsive bus service in North Lincolnshire next month
  • The scheme, called ‘JustGo North Lincs’ is funded by North Lincolnshire Council, providing a sustainable financial model for demand-responsive transport
  • Passengers in the region can book a bus on demand through a few taps of an app
Passengers at Brighton station in front of Thameslink train

Go-Ahead crowns Swiftly winner of its 2020 innovation programme

  • Go-Ahead’s Billion Journey Project is the UK’s largest transport accelerator programme for start-up and scale-up businesses
  • Swiftly worked with bus company Go South Coast to improve efficiencies by 15 per cent to enable more reliable and quicker journeys
  • Nine innovative companies trialed their technology across Go-Ahead’s bus and rail businesses
Our new apps show how much CO2 a passenger has saved by using the bus.

Go-Ahead launches new unique AI based technology to help bus customers plan their travel

  • Go-Ahead has developed a unique predictive technology tool to help customers plan the best time to travel on bus services
  • ‘When to Travel’ offers dynamic, colour coded bus timetables that show seat availability on services, giving customers who need to travel the confidence to plan bus journeys
  •  The app and website feature, launching today, helps passengers avoid busy times whilst capacity is reduced to enable social distancing
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