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
Ticketer Tap Off Reader

Travelmaster 7-day tickets will not be available for purchase on board a bus using the contactless function from 30th July due to excessive fraudulent use

  • From 30th July, TravelMaster 7-day tickets will not be available for purchase through the contactless function on board a bus. 
  • Cash purchases remain valid to purchase a 7-day TravelMaster ticket.
  • The change is being made to counter fraudulent activity related to the purchase of this ticket using the contactless       payment function. 
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'First Bus Great Expedition' - walking to support Macmillan in Doncaster

  • First Bus Great Expedition challenge across the UK
  • Local team at First Bus in Doncaster took on the challenge and walked 10 miles, equalling 270,000 steps  
First Sheffield: Parks Bus

Government funded £2 flat fare initiative extended to October on bus travel in South Yorkshire, some other fares will change from 28th May

  • The Government funded £2 Flat fare remains in place until October.
  • Popular 3 in 7, 5 in 7 and 10 journey tickets offer total flexibility for travel.
  • New Tap on Tap off ticketing technology big switch on in the summer will simplify payments and can help speed up boarding times, journeys, and reliability, and is flexible and accessible for anyone with a physical digital bank or credit card.
  • £300k investment by First South Yorkshire in Tap-on Tap-Off technology to take another important step to pave the way for an all-operator integrated system in the future.

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 Buses Tap On Tap Off Multi-Operator Contactless Capping Update – 1 Year Later

  • First multi-operator contactless capping scheme to launch in the UK with over 99% of passenger journeys   covered by the scheme
  • 183,000 passenger journeys in a year
  • Combined passenger savings of £131,000 over the past year
  • Winner of Transport Ticketing Global Award for Best Smart Ticketing Programme 2023 (<200k daily journeys)
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.
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First Essex is introducing new 'Tap and Cap' ticketing technology and simpler fares across its Colchester bus network

  • Tap & Cap allows the customer to achieve the best value fare for their journey without needing to commit to long term tickets in advance.
  • Customers simply tap their payment method on the ticket machine reader next to the driver and the technology does the rest.
  • Further rollout of the Tap & Cap technology will be rolled out in Basildon in April.
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
First Potteries: Minton (5)

Mainline livery returns to the Potteries with a jazzy new Minton flooring design

  • Collaboration between, First Potteries, Best Impressions, Altro and Bus and Coach World 
  • 25 buses being branded in a new livery, interior refurbishment and new Minton flooring.
  • Buses will run on services 3 & 4 via Hanley to Burslem, Kidsgrove and Tunstall.