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January 4, 2019

Brighton & Hove Buses in 2019

Brighton and Hove Bus Company, buses, night bus, 2015,

On New Year’s Eve I tweeted 15 commitments for 2019, a kind of new year manifesto for our passengers, stakeholders and the communities we serve.  Some of these commitments will yield immediate results, others are longer term, but they will all be addre …

December 21, 2018

Energy saving win 

Energy saving win

Brighton & Hove Buses has achieved international accreditation for energy management, ISO 50001. This is no mean feat. The standard shines a spotlight on the amount of energy we use and how we use it and puts forward improvement plans showing how w …

December 21, 2018

Creating social value

Santa Dash bus

The Big Debate in Brighton recently discussed the added social value that businesses can deliver to local communities. It’s something Metrobus and Brighton & Hove Buses have always pursued.  Martin said: “The debate certainly adds new impetus to ou …

December 21, 2018

Snowman rocking bus a hit at snow ball  

Snowman with mini snowman bus

Our mini snowman rocking bus was at hit at the Snowman’s Ball raising money for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice earlier this month. The rocking bus was made by our Conway Street trim shop and auctioned for £1300 to Oliver and Graimes creative ag …

December 21, 2018

Santa Bus hits £250,000!  

St Pauls Santa Bus 1

Brighton & Hove Buses’ Santa Bus has hit the quarter-of-a-million-pound mark fundraising for the Martlets hospice and The Argus Appeal. The bus has been running for 15 years and has become a real fixture in the Christmas calendar for families and c …

December 21, 2018

Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme (ULEBS) bid

Low Emission

We’re still waiting to hear the outcome of our funding application to the government’s Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme, which could see 20 hydrogen fuel cell, zero-emissions buses introduced onto our Fastway service. If successful, this would make it the …

December 21, 2018

News in brief

N.I.B.

Metrobus’ ‘Get a Lift with Us’ campaign has been appearing on the backs of buses, social media, print and radio and at bus stops since November, focusing particularly on encouraging occasional bus users to become regulars and geared more towards leisur …

December 21, 2018

Second wave of the Billion Journey Project

Billion Journey Project

Ten more innovative scale-up companies have been on the case coming up with creative, practical solutions to common transport problems to transform the rail and bus industries on the second wave of Go-Ahead’s Billion Journey Project*. These companies w …

December 21, 2018

Metrobus and Brighton & Hove Buses go contactless

Contactless

Contactless payments have been welcomed enthusiastically by passengers since being introduced on Metrobus and Brighton & Hove Buses on November 25. Within one month of going live, 15% of customers buying their ticket on the bus are already paying w …

December 21, 2018

Metrobus Crawley crowned UK’s Top National Bus Depot

Top Depot

Metrobus’ Crawley depot took home the Top National Bus Depot title and bronze in the Top Shire Operator award at the UK Bus Awards in London in November.  Metrobus Crawley depot is in danger of becoming the Meryl Streep of the UK Bus Awards, having won …