FirstGroup

FirstGroup is one of Britain’s largest transport companies, operating bus services, passenger and freight rail services in the UK and yellow school bus and other services in the US. The group’s UK rail interests include First Great Western, TransPennine Express, Hull Trains, First Great Western Link, First North Western and GB Railfreight.

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Transport operator First Group today announced it had received £300m from the Bank of England to help deal with the financial damage of the coronavirus pandemic.

Transport operator First Group today announced it had received £300m from the Bank of England to help deal with the

April 24, 2020
Bus operator First Group has today announced that it will sell its North American businesses after a long-running campaign by prominent investors finally paid off.

Bus operator First Group has today announced that it will sell its North American businesses after a long-running campaign by

March 11, 2020
Coast Capital has renewed its attempts to engineer a break-up of transport operator First Group, saying it will try to force an emergency general meeting of shareholders unless the group announces a separation.

Coast Capital has renewed its attempts to engineer a break-up of transport operator First Group, saying it will try to

March 9, 2020
First Group shareholder Robert Tchenguiz

A major First Group shareholder has welcomed the firm’s decision to consider a sale of its US businesses. The transport

December 16, 2019
Virgin Trains will soon cease to be a part of Britain's rail network

First Group has poached the boss of Virgin Trains just in time to take over the west coast main line

November 26, 2019
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Directors at First Group have been branded “immature” by major investor and property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz, as shareholders demanded the

November 18, 2019
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The UK’s competition watchdog has paused its investigation into the decision to award the West Coast Rail franchise to First

November 15, 2019
First Group sinks to £187m loss after Greyhound charge

First Group’s share price sank today as it fell to a £187m half-year loss as transport charges hobbled the firm

November 14, 2019

First Group’s chairman has resigned despite defeating an attempt by activist investor Coast Capital to oust him from the board.

June 25, 2019
Coast Capital is First Group's largest shareholder

Activist investor Coast Capital, which is demanding an overhaul of bus and rail operator First Group, has received the backing

June 24, 2019
First Group has hit back at activist investor Coast Capital amid pressure that has seen it sell off Greyhound buses

Transport giant First Group has hit back at an activist investor trying to oust six of its board members, describing

June 4, 2019

First Group has announced plans to sell parts of its operations including its US Greyhound buses. Shares in the FTSE

May 30, 2019

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