The French could be running more of Britain’s transport network after state transport group Keolis/Eurostar was named one of three shortlisted bidders for the reprivatisation of the East Coast franchise.
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Thursday 16 January 2014
Outlook Billionaire Thomas Sandell is making it quite clear that it will take more than a couple of paracetamol to handle the headache he is causing for FirstGroup.
Wednesday 15 January 2014
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.
Thursday 12 December 2013
Peugeot Citroen sells 40% stake
Wednesday 11 December 2013
FirstGroup says the plan was “not compelling” and contained “a number of structural flaws and inaccuracies”.
Friday 06 December 2013
FirstGroup has named City stalwart John McFarlane as its new chairman.
FirstGroup shares slump by a fifth as troubled bus and train operator announces £615m fund-raising bid
Monday 20 May 2013
Chairman steps down after 27 years in the driving seat
Thursday 09 May 2013
Outlook Forget the bus, bosses at National Express need to get on a plane. Today's AGM promises some fireworks with demonstrations planned from the main union (the Teamsters) representing drivers of those iconic yellow school buses used in the US.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
EE to double network speed
Tuesday 09 April 2013
Shares in FirstGroup jumped after the transport giant revealed a 2.4 per cent rise in bus revenues and said the turnaround of its UK bus arm was going according to plan.
Thursday 21 February 2013
Go-Ahead has urged the Government to speed up the tender process for the Thameslink rail franchise.
Monday 18 February 2013
Pay figures emerge as poll of passengers reveals commuter dissatisfaction
Thursday 24 January 2013
Outlook Ah, the 1990s… MC Hammer, puffa jackets, grunge, Gazza's tears, This Life, the private finance initiative, negative equity, high interest rates and John Major desperately clinging on to his premiership.
Wednesday 05 December 2012
A deal to allow Sir Richard Branson's train company, Virgin Rail, to temporarily carry on running trains on the West Coast Main Line is expected to be announced by the Government tomorrow.
Thursday 08 November 2012
FirstGroup protests – and shareholders suffer
Tuesday 16 October 2012
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
- 1 Universities aren't working us hard enough, say undergraduates
- 2 Lego letter from the 1970s still offers a powerful message to parents 40 years later
- 3 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'