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Progress Report
It was in May 2006 that FirstGroup first launched its Ftr trambus concept into full passenger service in York, and with the fifth anniversary of the... continue
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Technology News
UK firm Volo TV is on track to deliver its ground breaking on-train TV entertainment system across First Great Western’s entire high speed... continue
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People
From the classroom to the boardroom? Anything seems possible for IRO student Andrew Dickinson, whose hard work has earnt him a degree in Railway... continue
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People
First has named Ken Poole as the managing director of the newly formed First in the Midlands & Potteries business. Following a review of the... continue
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The Product
Brighton’s bus users have been revealed to be the most satisfied in a new survey investigating bus user satisfaction undertaken by watchdog... continue
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Cover Story
According to the Olympic Delivery Authority, the 2012 Games in London represent the biggest logistical challenge that the country has faced in peace... continue
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Bus News
South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority’s work on a bus Quality Contract for Doncaster looked to have hit the buffers this week as the... continue
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Bus News
Aberdeen based FirstGroup played host to HRH The Princess Royal last month as she formally opened the group’s new £20m headquarters and... continue
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Bus News
Performance at First’s UK bus division has deteriorated after the company reported signs of the market improving in the first three months of... continue
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Reflections
The modernisation of how customers pay for their bus and train travel has take a long time to arrive. A very long time. Stephen Morris, external... continue
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Reflections
June saw Australian banking giant Macquarie finally admit defeat and reveal that it was putting its London bus operation up for sale. And it’s... continue
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Reflections
When Nicola Shaw took the reins at FirstGroup’s UK bus business in 2005 there were doubters. Shaw had no prior experience of running a bus... continue
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Bus News
FirstGroup has announced a further consolidation of its UK bus business with its Stafford, Cheshire and Wirral operations being split with... continue
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Bus News
Transport for London has announced new contracts for 10 bus routes in the capital. All of the awards are on the basis of conventional diesel-engined... continue
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Cover Story
Robert Jack and James Dark
As we enter a period of austerity, it is clear that investment in public transport is going to dry up. There will be less money for new... continue
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People
A number of management changes have taken place at FirstGroup following the appointment of former London Underground managing director Tim... continue
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Invest to save
Everyone is tightening their belts, but that doesn’t mean that investment should or will be halted. The years ahead will be about making sure... continue
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Feature Detail
Jenkins recently joined FirstGroup as UK Bus finance director, having spent the last eight years working in the aviation sector, latterly as CFO of... continue
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Feature Detail
Goodwin has been with First TransPennine Express since its creation in February 2004. Joining as senior commercial manager, he was promoted to... continue
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Feature Detail
Liston’s career in the bus industry began when he joined Yorkshire Rider in 1987, as an apprentice PSV fitter at the Halifax depot. In 1993,... continue
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