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Letters
Richard Anderson, Managing Director, Railway and Transport Strategy Centre, Imperial College London
I was interested to read Peter Stonham’s recent article in about the insufficient transfer of knowledge between operators throughout the world... continue
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Cover Story Detail
Advertising campaigns promoting the environmental consciousness of major corporations are becoming increasingly common, even among industries which... continue
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Projects
Andrew Garnett
When you are one of the richest men in the world you should be able to afford a pretty impressive train set, and billionaire Warren Buffett, the... continue
Local Transport Today
News
National Express Group is set to launch a £360m rights issue despite opposition from its largest shareholder the Cosmen family which owns 19%... continue
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News
Profits at FirstGroup have been propped up by Department for Transport revenue support payments to the First Great Western and First Capital Connect... continue
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News
Go Ahead has set up a joint venture with US school bus operator Cook Illinois. The JV will bid for new school bus contracts outside of Cook’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The Cosmen family, 18% owners of National Express Group, has slammed the conduct of the company’s board of directors. Following NEG’s... continue
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Bus News
James Dark
Go Ahead Group has signed a joint venture agreement with large US school bus operator Cook-Illinois to pursue new contracts. The 50/50 joint venture... continue
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Rail News
National Express Group has announced that talks with Stagecoach over it's proposed all-share merger deal with the group have now ceased in order to... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Stagecoach has proposed a merger with National Express Group following CVC/Cosmen’s decision to abandon its bid for the company. The all-share... continue
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Comment
James Dark
In the aftermath of the CVC/Cosmen consortium’s decision to withdraw its interest in National Express on October 16, rumour after rumour swept... continue
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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
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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
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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
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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
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