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Billionaire activist investor Tom Sandell has accused the £1.7 billion transport group of a “premature” rejection of its break-up plans for the business.

Leading rail firm First Great Western accused over 'secret 11% fare hike'

A leading rail firm has been accused of secretly increasing advance rail fares by over 11%.

Charleigh-Jade Disbrey who was killed by a high-speed train in a suspected suicide

Boy and girl, aged 18 and 15, killed in Hertforshire by high-speed train in suspected suicide

Two teenagers died last night after being hit by a high-speed train in Hertforshire, in a suspected suicide.

Commuters on a First Capital Connect Service as FirstGroup announced a £615 million fundraising and cancelled its dividend after plans to turn around the business were derailed by the West coast mainline fiasco

FirstGroup shares slump by a fifth as troubled bus and train operator announces £615m fund-raising bid

Chairman steps down after 27 years in the driving seat

Elf and happiness: the 10.10am arrives in Brighton

Simon Calder: Goodwill to all men – except rail passengers

The man who pays his way

Failed train sparks rush-hour chaos in London

A broken-down train led to long delays at a major London terminus today.

A free ticket to ride

Imagine if you got on the bus, Tube, train or tram this morning without paying. Imagine if you could travel into town, day in and day out, without ever paying a penny. From next year, this is exactly what you'll be able to do if you live in the capital of Estonia. And you won't even get arrested.

Rail passengers hit by long delays on London-Scotland routes

Rail passengers endured delays of up to two hours today on busy routes linking London and Scotland.

Commuters hit by delays on First Great Western, Greater Anglia and Stansted Express and Gatwick Express routes

Rail commuters were hit by a number of rush-hour delays today, with services to three major airports affected.

Rail passengers suffer delays and cancellations on busy commuter line

Rail passengers on one of the busiest commuter lines faced delays and cancellations today because of emergency engineering works.

A train arrives at Chancery Lane station on the Central Line

Central Line passengers stuck in Tube tunnel after train strikes object 'that fell from engineering train'

More than 170 passengers were left stuck inside a London Tube train for nearly an hour and around 100,000 more faced disruption as delays hit one of the capital’s most important Underground lines this morning.

Rail and Tube travellers suffer delays

People travelling towards east London for the start of the Olympics suffered main line and Tube delays today.

Driver dies in rail crossing crash

An investigation has started after a level crossing accident today in which a car driver was killed.

Rail services hit by delays

Rail passengers suffered a series of delays today due to signal failures and broken-down trains.

Fares divide as North feels the pinch

The bus and train operator FirstGroup warned it is seeing a growing North-South divide yesterday, with the economic downturn taking an uneven toll on would-be passengers in harder-hit regions.

Minister launches new bigger trains

The first set of new 12-carriage trains on a busy commuter route ran today, with a Government minister helping to launch the service.

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