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First reveals ticketing trials, as ex-Arriva CEO appointed chair


Andrew Forster
16 August 2019
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FirstGroup this week outlined a series of new bus ticketing trials and insisted it was “business as usual” for the bus division, despite preparations being made to separate it from the rest of the group’s business.

News of the trials came as former Arriva chief executive David Martin was named FirstGroup’s new chairman (see back page), and the company’s long-term commitment to UK rail was confirmed with the DfT awarding the West Coast Partnership franchise to a...

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