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New Transit
Rail News
Problems at troubled National Express Group have continued with the group today warning that profit's for the current financial year will be lower... continue
New Transit
Cover Story
Robert Jack
Globalisation is a key feature of our time. Borders are being broken down as commerce takes advantage of the liberalisation of markets, and public... continue
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Cover Story Detail
After years of procrastination, passenger transport operations in Europe and elsewhere have been steadily opening up to competition, giving UK... continue
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Reflections
The impression that First’s latest trading statement is designed to put over is that conditions are difficult, but the group is standing up to... continue
New Transit
Reflections
The Spanish have given up and the Scots have moved in. October saw Spain’s Cosmen family and its CVC Partners consortium drop its £765m... continue
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In brief
UITP, the international public transport association, has called on world governments to invest in public transport in order to safeguard employment... continue
New Transit
News Lead Story
A flurry of press speculation over the weekend regarding a possible merger offer from Stagecoach for beleagured National Express Group has led NEG to... continue
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News Lead Story
Andrew Garnett
Reports this morning indicate that the Cosmen family-led consortium that is bidding to acquire National Express Group has withdrawn its £765m... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Britain’s largest bus operator, FirstGroup, has been hit by a huge deterioration in business during the past three months. The company’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment
James Dark
The impression that First’s latest trading statement is designed to put over is that conditions are difficult, but the group is standing up to... continue
New Transit
Bus News Lead Story
Andrew Garnett
First's US-based Greyhound long distance coach division expects to report a 20% fall in revenue for the summer period according to an Interim... continue
New Transit
Cover Story
James Dark
As a proportion of the passenger transport sector, aviation is relatively small. Of the 7.7 billion journeys made by passenger transport in the UK in... continue
Local Transport Today
News
An international survey of transport executives has shown that the global recession has caused considerably greater pessimism about the short term... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Balfour Beatty has agreed a deal to acquire professional services firm Parsons Brinckerhoff for £380m. Explaining the rationale for the... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment
James Dark
Balfour Beatty’s deal to acquire Parsons Brinckerhoff looks like a very smart move. Currently planning, design and other professional services... continue
Local Transport Today
News
There has been some scepticism over whether PB employees will approve the Balfour Beatty takeover. The windfall they would receive looks attractive,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The world may never run out of oil because much of it is not actually a fossil fuel, researchers have claimed. The team from the KTH Department of... continue
New Transit
Environment Lead Story
Robert Jack
It’s not often that you see Sir Moir Lockhead and Brian Souter on the same platform. The respective chief executives of FirstGroup and... continue
New Transit
News Lead Story
The board of National Express Group has announced that after consideration it has chosen to rebuff the takeover approach made by private equity firm... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Balfour Beatty has won the contract to design and build a major road project in the Dallas-Fort Worth region of Texas. The contract for phase four of... continue
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