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5 Big Changes Making Bus Travel Easier, Cheaper and More Environmentally-friendly in Leeds

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It’s time to get back onboard!

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It’s time to try the bus again! Travel all over the city, connect to the onboard wifi and charge your phone as you ride. Intrigued? Get your FREE First Bus day pass worth £4.30 now!

Jump onboard one of First Leeds’ new ultra-low emission buses and find out what you’re missing…

Bus travel has changed. Gone are the days of digging for change and decoding timetables – now you can pay by card, find your next bus on the app and connect to the wifi while you travel. Sounds good, right? And that’s just the beginning, so find out what’s been happening on the city’s buses and why you should make your next journey a bus journey.

Everything you need is on the app

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Your phone is the key to stress-free travel. Just download the First Bus app and you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips. Planning your journey is easy because you can find your next bus and save your favourite stops. But that’s not even the best bit because you can get cheaper tickets on the app too! Buy ‘em, store ‘em and scan ‘em onboard to make bus travel even easier.

You can pay your way

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If you’ve joined the cash-free revolution, you’ll find bus travel a breeze. Not only can you buy your tickets in the app, but you can also pay by contactless onboard. Just tap your card or leave your wallet at home entirely with Apple and Google Pay. They accept payments up to £30, so whether you’re planning a quick trip into town or a big adventure in the countryside, you’ll never be caught short.

You can ride the latest ultra-low emission buses

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Have you seen the new green buses around Leeds? They’re part of a new fleet of ultra-low emission buses launched by First Leeds. Their Euro VI engines are up to 95% cleaner than the models they’ve replaced and they produce less harmful pollutants like Nitrogen Oxide, so you can sit back and relax, safe in the knowledge that you’ve chosen a more sustainable way to travel.

You can stay connected while you travel

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Their bright green buses aren’t just eco-friendly, they’re kitted out with the latest tech too. You’ll find USB points built into the back of the seats, so you can give your phone a quick charge while you travel. And if you want to browse the internet, your data won’t have to take a hit because you can connect to the onboard wifi. Catch up on your emails, read your favourite blogs or do a spot of online shopping – the choice is yours.

It’s more comfortable than you think

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That new fleet of buses comes with plush leather seats, designed to make your ride a little more comfortable. There’s extra space for wheelchair and buggy users too, so they can enjoy their journey as much as everyone else. The onboard announcements will make sure you never miss your stop again, even if you’re visually impaired or hard of hearing.

Explore the city with a FREE First Bus day pass

First Bus

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Whether you’re planning a bus-hopping adventure with the kids or a leisurely pub walk with your friends, it’s time to get back onboard. And there’s no time like the present because you can get a FREE First Bus day pass worth £4.30. Just sign up for our exclusive offer, get your code and download the app.