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Stockwatch
Things can only get better? Well they certainly didn’t over the past fortnight with some of the bumpiest trading that we’ve seen in... continue
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Regular Feature
By Rhodri Clark
Nobody could personify the adage “once bitten, twice shy” better than Bev Fowles. After the collapse of AIM-listed 2Travel, where he was... continue
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In Passing
It’s not every day that the great and the good of the transport industry can come together and let their hair down, but the annual Railway Ball... continue
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Letters to the Editor
By Neil Beasley, Leicester
The naming of Stagecoach as “Britain’s 6th Most Admired Company” (Transit December 5) is a phenomenal achievement, which should... continue
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Bus News
A new report by the City of York Council has revealed that patronage on bus services in the city has slipped in the past year. The council’s... continue
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People
Peter Iddon, the managing director of First Eastern Counties, has announced that he plans to step down from his role early next year. He will be... continue
Categories: Bus, People, First, East Anglia
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Regular News
Andrew Haines, managing director of First’s rail division, has left the company due to illness. Explaining his departure, Haines referred to... continue
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Interview
By Meera Rambissoon
One time motor fitter in the bus industry at Sheffield Transport, John Clayton worked his way up the ladder to become engineering director for First... continue
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Business Comment
It hasn’t been an easy task for headhunters employed by First to recruit experienced bus managers to its 9,000-vehicle UK bus division. Upon... continue
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Stockwatch
It was mixed fortnight on the stock market for our portfolio of transport stocks with gains and losses in equal measure, but with perhaps more losses... continue
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Regular Feature
By Meera Rambissoon
There is no doubt that the role of the railway station and the emphasis placed on it is changing in the eyes of the rail industry. Yes, its primary... continue
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In Passing
Father Christmas will be setting a good example by ditching his hallmark sleigh this month, in favour of ... wait for it ... the Swansea ftr Metro,... continue
Categories: Bus, First, Other, West Midlands
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Bus News
Drivers at First’s Aberdeen bus business are continuing to hold talks with management in an effort to halt plans for strike action at the... continue
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Bus News
BUS USERS UK and local bus company management were kept very busy at the Bristol bus users’ surgery aboard a brand new First double-decker last... continue
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Rail News
Passenger Focus has called for a reform of rail fare regulation after train operators announced increases in fares which it said were totally at odds... continue
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In brief
First Berkshire has introduced free WiFi internet access on its Reading to Heathrow Airport express coach service. The vehicles used on the service... continue
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Bus News
Competitive action between Stagecoach and First in the south west of England has intensified in recent months with First Devon &?Cornwall... continue
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Regular News
Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon has announced that 200 of the 1,300 new rail carriages promised by the government before 2015 will be provided earlier... continue
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Regular News
First Group is merging its bus operations in West Yorkshire in an effort to cut costs. The new 1,143-vehicle company will be headed by Dave... continue
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Bus News Lead Story
Transport for London has restated its commitment to a major expansion of hybrid-powered buses. Following the election of Boris Johnson as major of... continue
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