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Bus, Coach, First, Stagecoach, North America

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FirstGroup owns America’s iconic Greyhound bus operation. While parts of this business are suffering, the ‘Boltbus’ service it launched last year is thriving. A fleet of 70 Boltbus vehicles currently link New York with Boston, Philadelphia and Washington. The model is similar to that of Stagecoach’s Megabus.com, with fares starting just $1. “The reaction is fantastic,” says FirstGroup chief executive Sir Moir Lockhead, who claims that 44 out of the 50 seats...

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