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    1. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Fresh strikes on Southern rail announced for September

      It appears there is no let-up in sight for commuters who rely on Southern rail services between London and the south...

    2. August 8, 2016

      May condemns rail strike as Southern commuters hit again

      Southern claimed it had successfully maintained a curtailed railway service for London commuters on Monday as Theresa...

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    1. Special Report: Mid-Market Companies 2013

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    1. August 8, 2016

      Week-long strike starts as Southern Rail talks fail

      Passengers on Southern, one of the UK’s busiest commuter rail operators, face a full working week of strike action from...

    2. July 14, 2016

      No comfort for Southern commuters as rail dispute persists

      The 09:11 to London Victoria, operated by the Southern rail franchise, is about to pull into East Croydon — at 09.15 —...

    3. Fast FT

      July 11, 2016

      Poor UK railway operators could be barred from fresh bids

      Rail minister Claire Perry has warned that train companies that do not deliver a good service could potentially be...

    4. July 5, 2016

      Bank of England’s Mark Carney exaggerates capital claims

      It is a good job the Bank of England is not covered by laws against misleading advertising claims that apply to...

    5. June 18, 2016

      Commuter action on rail operators moves full steam ahead

      Trouble on the Brighton line. This week delays and cancellations triggered a commuter protest at Brighton station....

    6. June 17, 2016

      MPs demand end to south coast rail dispute

      After weeks of mounting commuter anger at strike-hit train services in southern England, MPs have formed a cross-party...

    7. June 14, 2016

      Go-Ahead: leavers on the line

      There is schadenfreude in St Albans, gloating in Gatwick and crowing in Croydon. For months, users of commuter railways...

    8. Fast FT

      June 14, 2016

      Go-Ahead shares derailed over Thameslink warning

      Commuters who use Southern and Thameslink services into London are well acquainted with the problems on Britain’s...

    9. Fast FT

      June 14, 2016

      Opening Quote: Ashtead, Crest Nicholson build strong profits

      Ashtead and Crest Nicholson have built some strong profits from the construction sector, Premier Farnell has agreed to...

    10. FT Alphaville

      June 14, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      Ashtead and Crest Nicholson have built some strong profits from the construction sector, Premier Farnell has agreed to...

    11. March 18, 2016

      Arriva wins £1.5bn London Overground bid

      Arriva, the UK transport division of Germany’s state owned Deutsche Bahn has won a £1.5bn contract to run the London...

    12. Fast FT

      March 18, 2016

      Deutsche Bahn's Arriva wins London Overground contract

      Deutsche Bahn’s UK transport division Arriva has won a £1.5bn contract to run London Overground services that run...

    13. March 8, 2016

      Competition watchdog calls for rail overhaul

      Rival train companies should be allowed to offer services on the same lines as a way of cutting fares and improving...

    14. February 18, 2016

      Go-Ahead apologises to rail commuters for poor service

      Go-Ahead Group on Thursday issued an apology to London commuters for the poor service of the rail franchises that it...

    15. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      Network Rail names new CFO

      Network Rail has recruited a Brit with experience of the French railways to be its new chief financial officer. The UK...

    16. December 6, 2015

      Week Ahead: Corporate diary December 7 — December 11

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

    17. September 3, 2015

      Go-Ahead delays £100m target for bus division after slide

      Roadworks and traffic jams have put the brakes on profits at Go-Ahead, forcing the UK transport group to push back its...

    18. July 9, 2015

      It’s the people versus dismal science as business digests budget

      Colloquial English is poorly equipped to express incredulity. This is a pity. Such popular American phrases as “Listen...

    19. June 10, 2015

      Flybe: plane truths

      Every year in the Hunter valley of Australia, antique biplanes race steam trains. Until recently, the trains always...

    20. May 17, 2015

      Train operators track European contracts as markets open up

      When a train used to reach a European border, the driver would have to get off, walk to the rear carriage and change...

    21. May 13, 2015

      UK transport companies: bus drivers

      First class upgrades all around. Shares in UK transport companies have staged a relief rally since the Conservative...

    22. April 3, 2015

      Corporate UK braces for the election certainty of uncertainty

      It has been an animated start to the UK general election campaign. This week saw the leaders of seven political parties...

    23. October 21, 2014

      Councils vote to take control of Tyne and Wear bus services

      Transport companies operating in the northeast of England could find their profits cut after local authorities voted on...

    24. October 21, 2014

      Go-Ahead considers foray into Singapore bus market

      Go-Ahead, London’s biggest bus operator, is weighing its first move into Singapore’s bus market, where the government...

    25. September 4, 2014

      Go-Ahead dividend driven up by rail franchise and bus successes

      Go-Ahead is proposing to increase its dividend for the first time in six years after securing Britain’s biggest rail...

    26. August 22, 2014

      Rail fares, the third payroll tax

      A few weeks ago I wrote about the widespread use of cross-subsidy in financial services, such as where free banking for...

    27. August 19, 2014

      Train operators shortlisted for UK rail franchises

      The shortlisted bidders for two UK rail franchises, Northern and TransPennine Express, were announced on Tuesday as the...

    28. August 17, 2014

      Private train companies question Labour plan for state operator

      Transparency would be a key concern if a future Labour government allowed a state operator to compete with private...

    29. August 15, 2014

      UK rail groups must do more to win over passengers, says watchdog

      Train companies must do more to win the trust of passengers, a watchdog has said, after research showed most operators...

    30. August 6, 2014

      Rail industry reviews prospects for automated trains

      The rail industry has begun a review into using driverless technology to bring automated trains to Britain’s railways....

    31. July 18, 2014

      Hong Kong metro operator MTR Corporation to run Crossrail

      The Hong Kong metro operator MTR Corporation has won the £1.4bn deal to run the UK’s new Crossrail train service, which...

    32. May 23, 2014

      Thameslink rail franchise awarded to Govia joint venture

      Govia, a joint venture between Go-Ahead Group and Keolis of France, has been awarded the government contract to run...

    33. May 23, 2014

      Go-Ahead gains on UK rail bidding result

      Shares in UK transport operators were making some of the biggest moves in early London trading on Friday after the...

    34. February 20, 2014

      Bus investment pays off for Go-Ahead

      A strong performance in its bus business drove profit at Go-Ahead up by more than 30 per cent. David Brown, chief...

    35. September 26, 2013

      Bids for two London commuter rail franchises sought

      The first big rail franchise competition since the botched West Coast mainline rail tender opened on Thursday, as the...

    36. September 17, 2013

      Newcastle drives ahead with case for bus reform

      On a drizzly autumn day in Newcastle, it is hard to avoid the buses swishing through the puddles, with liveries...

    37. September 5, 2013

      Go-Ahead warns against local authority control of bus services

      Go-Ahead has called on the transport authority in northeast England to form partnership agreements with bus companies...

    38. September 1, 2013

      Companies diary: September 2 – September 8

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

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