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Bus News Lead Story: Issue Issue 19 30 Mar 2011

First announces £160m bus order

FirstGroup has announced that it will order £160m of new buses over the next two years. The order for 955 vehicles is one of the largest the British bus industry has ever seen. It includes 200 vehicles for First’s 2012 Olympic Games services and 40 hybrid  buses, part funded by the Government’s ‘Green Bus Fund’, for Leeds, Manchester and Glasgow.

As  a result of the order, First will invest a  further  £4m  over  two  years...

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