Press Releases

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Doncaster Pride

Travel in style to Doncaster Pride with First Bus and its FREE!

  • Free travel with First Bus to Doncaster Pride on Saturday 12th August
  • Bus services 55, 57, 58 and 73 run from Doncaster Interchange to the event

Multi operator contactless bus ticketing ‘Tap on Tap off’ successfully launched in Leicester and is the first of its kind in the UK

The official public launch of the initiative was held on Thursday 21st April – Leicester city centre with deputy mayor Adam Clarke, council officers, bus operators and representatives from Little pay and Ticketer and the public  

Leicester Electrification - Bus one arrival launch

‘Bus depot of the future’ to launch in Leicester as one of the UK’s first fully electric depots outside of London

  • First Bus’ Leicester depot will join York and Norwich to become one of the UK’s first three fully electrified bus depots outside of London 
  • The ‘bus depot of the future’ sets a precedent for UK-wide road transport decarbonisation  
  • First Bus Leicester will have 86 new electric buses expected on public roads by March 2024 
  • This brings the total investment across all ZEBRA projects that First Bus is delivering to £92m, alongside ZEBRA funding of £66m.  

Local bus operator First Leicester are providing 300 Christmas meals to Help the Homeless in Leicester

  • First Leicester are providing 300 Christmas meals to ‘Help the Homeless Leicester’ this Christmas.
  • Santa and his elf’s will be giving out Christmas cards with thank you messages on board their buses and some will have shopping vouchers and free bus travel codes enclosed on the lead up to Christmas.
First Bus: Tap on tap off

Best value fare ‘Tap On Tap Off’ ticketing technology being launched on First Leicester Buses

  • Partnership with Leicester City Council
  • New ticketing technology for contactless payments