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FirstGroup says it hopes to have the first of its much-delayed contactless bankcard ticketing (EMV) systems installed on its buses in the UK before... continue
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T There’s little disagreement that electrification is the best power system for most railways. But what should be done about branch lines where... continue
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IIn quitting London bus operations, UK-based transport group First has made good on its promise to raise £100m through disposal of non-core... continue
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Tim O’Toole, Chief Executive FirstGroup Why is he on the list? First is still one of the world&rsq... continue
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Britain’s rail franchising programme is slowly getting back on track after the derailment of the three franchises put on hold when the... continue
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A report into what went wrong with the UK Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) attempt to refranchise the intercity West Coast operation... continue
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First Group has sought to position itself in recent years as the UK’s largest transport group, and a major player on the world stage. When new... continue
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Technology News
Train operator First Capital Connect has introduced a cashless payment service for taxis picking up passengers at its stations in the south-east of... continue
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Business
The specification has emerged for the new longer franchises at Great Western (currently operated by First) and East Coast (currently operated by... continue
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Legal action, petitions, pleas to the UK Parliament, and plans for competing flights by dissapointed rival Virgin have followed the naming of First... continue
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Bus News
Arriva’s purchase of British patient transport provider Ambuline not only moves it further towards a model of mobility provider and away from... continue
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Rail News
Closer working between British train operators and infrastructure provider Network Rail is delivering new projects that benefit train operations and... continue
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People
Richard Parry has been appointed to be managing director of the new Intercity West Coast franchise just awarded to First Group. He headed the bid... continue
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Metro, the West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority, has agreed a £7 million plan to implement a smartcard ticketing system for bus users... continue
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Bus News
The full impact of the legacy of FirstGroup’s historic approach to managing its UK bus division continues to unfold.  The response to the... continue
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Phase one of South Hampshire’s new Eclipse Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) busway, connecting business and residential areas in Fareham and Gosport,... continue
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Reflections
Overseas bidders are once again making their presence felt in the latest three British train operating franchises to come to the market, with the... continue
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