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Following a competitive tender process, the Olympic Delivery Authority today confirmed that Aberdeen-based First Group has been named as the... continue
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Rail News
More than 550 RMT members at First's ScotRail franchise are set to stage strike action on February 20, March 1 and March 13 after voting... continue
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Awards
Terry Wogan, Tom Baker and Ozzy Osbourne will all be presenting the British Parking Awards 2010, yet only one person will be in the spotlight.... continue
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Cover Story
Partnership is the key to making local bus services successful in Britain. There is little that can be achieved without an ongoing dialogue between... continue
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People Lead Story
Neal Lawson has been appointed as the managing director of First Capital Connect. He succeeds First rail division head Mary Grant, who has been... continue
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End of the line
Sad news from Plymouth where it appears a cat who became a celebrity by travelling around Plymouth on local buses has died after being struck by a... continue
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Letters
Tim Stevens, Deeping St. James, Peterborough
It’s not surprising that Metro, the West Yorkshire PTE, is planning to implement bus Quality Contracts in its area. People want a bus network... continue
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The Big Question
Nicola Shaw, Director Bus - UK, Ireland and Germany, FirstGroup
The local bus market is very competitive. We compete with large and small operators in towns and cities across the UK and, of course, we are... continue
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Heroes & Villains - Hero
The recent cold weather has caught much of the country, like the MetOffice it would seem, by surprise. However, it also showed how managers, and even... continue
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In brief
Transport secretary Lord Adonis has warned FirstGroup that he is considering “all options” in relation to its First Capital Connect... continue
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Bus News
Scottish-based transport groups First and Stagecoach have responded to the Office of Fair Trading's decision to refer the local bus market outside... continue
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Cover Story Detail
Go Ahead chief executive Keith Ludeman estimates that he spends 25% of his time dealing with the group’s major shareholders and analysts from... continue
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Cover Story Detail
The way transport groups exercise the power they hold is dominated to a huge degree by the personalities of the chief executives. With 25... continue
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Articles
Why is he on the list? Kaye has day-to-day responsibility for FirstGroup’s 8,500-vehicle UK bus business - the UK’s largest bus... continue
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Articles
Why is she on the list? Grant is responsible for Britain’s largest rail business. FirstGroup has four rail franchises - First Great Western,... continue
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Articles
Why is she on the list? Shaw is responsible for the UK’s largest bus operation. FirstGroup has a fleet of 8,500 buses. What kind of year has... continue
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Articles
Why is he on the list? Lockhead has now held the number one spot on the Power 50 list for three years. No-one has a greater power or influence over... continue
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End of the line
Royalty Rail users at King’s Cross station were surprised just before Christmas when they realised the little old lady in the headscarf... continue
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End of the line
Crime Watch A crew shooting a new educational film in Salford fronted by former Coronation Street bad boy Terry Duckworth had a spot of bad luck... continue
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Profile Detail
1993 - 1997 customer relations assistant, and various roles, London Underground 1997 - 2000 customer relations manager (UK & Ireland),... continue
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