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Stockwatch
Perhaps we should have toned down the optimism in the previous edition of Stockwatch as our portfolio of transport stocks once again slide... continue
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Business Comment
Inevitable, if not wholly depressing, that the news is dominated with cuts across  industries, not just transport - job cuts, service cutbacks,... continue
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In brief
Users of First’s services on The Potteries, Cheshire and The Wirral can now purchase their bus tickets at Paypoint retailers after the operator... continue
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In brief
New trains that have been ordered for use by Southern, First Capital Connect and Transport for London have been delayed as key component suppliers... continue
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Rail News
First Capital Connect has finished extending a depot to house and maintain a new fleet of  trains that will boost capacity on the Bedford to... continue
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Rail News
South west Trains’ plans to make drastic cuts to the opening hours of ticket offices have been rejected by transport minister Lord Andrew... continue
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Regular News
Sir Moir Lockhead this week joined colleagues to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the employee and management buy-out of Aberdeen’s Grampian... continue
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Rail News
First Group has begun operating rail services in Scandinavia in partnership with DSB, the Danish State Railway this week and run to 2015, with an... continue
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Regular News
THE CHIEF executive of Britain’s Institute of Customer Service has stressed that the current difficult economic climate makes it more important... continue
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Stockwatch
Well after a fairly gloomy run of Stockwatch in recent times it would seem there was some New Year cheer for our portfolio of transport stocks. All... continue
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Regular Feature
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Letters to the Editor
By Alastair Morrison, Tollerton, North Yorkshire
With reference to your article (Transit December 19) regarding the decline in passengers on First York buses, could this perhaps be due to the... continue
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In brief
Bus operators in Eastleigh have signed up to a local council scheme that aims to reduce carbon emissions in the local area. Since last month... continue
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Rail News
Grand Central sister company Chinese Sourced Railway Equipment is one of three potential new entrants to the UK rolling stock market on the... continue
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Bus News
Bus operator First Glasgow has entered the long distance intercity coach market with the purchase of the Scotland to London coach service of East... continue
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Regular News
Last week saw Dean Finch and Nicola Shaw take on new roles at First Group. Finch, who has been carrying out a temporary assignment as chief operating... continue
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Regular News
SIR Moir Lockhead began the New Year on a high when he claimed top spot in the Transit ‘Power 50’ list of the most powerful and... continue
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Bus News
UK Bus Managing Director Nicola Shaw has joined the First Group Board as Director responsible for bus in the UK, Ireland and Germany. Shaw joined the... continue
Categories: Bus, People, First, All of UK
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Rail News
Four pre-qualified bidders have been sent an Invitation to tender for a £300m project to build 200 new train carriages on First Great Western,... continue
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Regular News
First Group has installed Alan Pilbeam as managing director of its Eastern Counties bus business following the departure of former boss Peter... continue
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