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Why is he on the list? Germany’s state-owned rail company has growing influence in the UK. DB runs Chiltern Railways and London Overground, and... continue
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Why is he on the list? Souter remains the heartbeat of Stagecoach and a highly influential figure within the industry. He remains a free spirit who... continue
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Cover Story Detail
When Deutsche Bahn bought Arriva last summer, DB chief executive Rüdiger Grube pledged that Arriva would be cast as DB’s international... continue
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Bus News
The ranks of independent bus operators in the UK have been further diminished with the news that Arriva Midlands has acquired Potteries-based Wardle... continue
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In brief
Mouchel has confirmed that it has received takeover approaches that have led to a significant rise in its stock price. "The board does not... continue
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Bus News
Perth-based Stagecoach is to make a remarkable return to bus operation in London with the surprise £52m cash purchase of East London Bus... continue
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Bus News
Independent Scottish bus operator McGill’s has completed the goodwill acquisition of two of Renfrewshire’s local bus operators; Fairway... continue
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Bus News
Independent Scottish bus operator McGill’s has completed the goodwill acquisition of two of Renfrewshire’s local bus operators; Fairway... continue
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Bus News Lead Story
Andrew Garnett
Perth-based Stagecoach is to make a remarkable return to bus operation in London with the surprise £52m cash purchase of East London Bus... continue
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Bus News
Indian-based vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland has confirmed that it has acquired a 26% stake in British bus manufacturer Optare. The firm, which is... continue
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Reflections
June saw Australian banking giant Macquarie finally admit defeat and reveal that it was putting its London bus operation up for sale. And it’s... continue
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Rail News
FirstGroup has sold GBRailfreight to Eurotunnel subsidiary Europorte for £31m. It is expected to be the first of several asset sales as the... continue
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Bus News Lead Story
Andrew Garnett
Months of industry speculation has been confirmed with the news that Australian investment bank Macquarie has put its London bus business up for... continue
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People
Stagecoach chief executive Brian Souter has made a £9.5m personal investment in luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker International. The group's... continue
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Rail News
FirstGroup has announced the sale of GB Railfreight to Europorte, a wholly owed subsidiary of Eurotunnel, in a deal worth £31m. The move is... continue
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World
RATP Dev is a subsidiary of RATP Group that operates bus and rail services in Paris as well as the city’s famous Metro system. It is... continue
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World Lead Story
Andrew Garnett
RATP, the Paris public transport authority, has concluded negotiations with French utilities giant Veolia and Caisse des Dépôts, the... continue
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Bus News
Stagecoach has welcomed a ruling by the Competition Appeal Tribunal following an appeal against the Competition Commission’s decision to force... continue
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Bus News
Parisian transport operator RATP is to acquire Transdev’s London United and Bournemouth bus operations following an asset swap that will allow... continue
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Bus News
Stagecoach says that it is considering its options after the Competition Appeal Tribunal agreed with some elements of its appeal against the... continue
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