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Business Lead Story
Daniel Wright
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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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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People
Sir Brian Souter is to take over as chairman of Stagecoach next  May when Sir George Mathewson retires, despite concern that the UK corporate... continue
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Bus News
Having spent his first term modifying the congestion charge, delivering the London cycle hire scheme and ordering prototypes for his new London bus,... continue
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Rail News Lead Story
The steady opening up of European rail markets to competition is involving some tough decisions about how to package the offer of contracts. Germany... continue
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Bus News Lead Story
West Yorkshire’s Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) members have voted to support the introduction of England’s first Quality Contract... 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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People
Mike Goggin, Director, International & Advisory at consultant Steer Davies Gleave has been appointed by international transport operator MTR... continue
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People Lead Story
Merseytravel chairman Mark Dowd has issued a statement denouncing local newspaper reports claiming that the district auditor had questioned... continue
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People
FirstGroup is facing pressure from investors to consider removing its chairman, Martin Gilbert. Several major shareholders have voiced concern that... continue
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Rail News
Association of Train Operating Companies chairman Tom Smith has criticised the government for slow progress over the past two years in reforming rail... continue
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Business
Momentum has appeared to be building inexorably in the UK towards following the European example of devolving much greater responsibility for local... continue
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Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
­T­­he UK Government has issued its consultation paper on options for decentralising local and regional rail services within England.... continue
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Politics Lead Story
London Mayor Boris Johnson has set out plans to take over responsibility for managing the capital’s inner suburban rail services. Under his... continue
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Rail News
Rail Minister Theresa Villiers has announced the transport operators shortlisted to bid for the next Great Western, Thameslink and Essex Thameside... continue
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Rail News
Go-Ahead and Keolis have revised their shareholdings in Govia to bid for the new Essex Thameside rail franchise. All current franchises operated by... continue
Categories: Franchising, Go Ahead
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Feature
A group of 30 leading senior executives and managers in the UK’s passenger transport businesses form the core people of this year’s New... continue
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Articles
Why is he on the list? First could become the world’s largest private sector transport group following Veolia Transdev divorce. What kind of... continue
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People
FirstGroup has appointed Richard Parry in the newly created role in the West Coast Intercity rail franchise bid team. Parry joins the group after 19... continue
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