About Us

First in Hampshire is the major provider of local bus services in Southampton, Portsmouth, Fareham and Gosport where we run 290 buses and employ over 600 drivers and engineers.

First in Hampshire work closely with:

  • Hampshire County Council... delivering high quality bus corridors on the A3 and the South Hampshire Bus Rapid Transit
  • Southampton City Council... supporting the City Council real time information system delivering real time departures to your local bus stop
  • Portsmouth City Council... delivering extensive bus priority measures throughout the city to deliver reliable and punctual bus services

Since 2009 First have invested over £2.4 million in brand new single deck vehicles for routes 40 and 41 benefitting from extensive bus priority measures along the A3 corridor and into Portsmouth. In 2010 First introduced 19 low floor easy access vehicles to Southampton whilst First have committed to 14 high specification brand new vehicles for the first phase of the South Hampshire Bus Rapid Transit.

Management Team
Regional Managing Director Justin Davies
Regional Finance Planning Director Amelia Price
Regional Commercial and Business Growth Director Marc Reddy
Service Delivery Director South Coast Chris Bainbridge
Regional Engineering Standards Director Chris Jones
General Manager Dervla McKay
Employee Director David McVie

Company details

First Hampshire & Dorset Limited. Registered in England and Wales No. 01999120. Registered office: Empress Road, Southampton, SO14 0JW