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    1. 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...

    2. 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 is...

    Special Reports

    1. Special Report: Mid-Market Companies 2013

      Britain’s mid-sized enterprises more than match smaller and larger rivals in terms of ...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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 many...

    3. 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 rail...

    4. 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 train...

    5. 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...

    6. 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. Train...

    7. 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 will...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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 executive,...

    11. 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...

    12. 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 flashing...

    13. 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 rather...

    14. September 1, 2013

      Companies diary: September 2 – September 8

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

    15. July 26, 2013

      Tyne and Wear seeks control of bus services

      Tyne and Wear has moved to take back control of its buses from the bus operators by re-regulating services, becoming the...

    16. June 25, 2013

      Four picked for Crossrail operator shortlist

      Four bidders have made the shortlist to run the trains on the UK’s newest rail line, including only two of the London-listed...

    17. June 21, 2013

      Go-Ahead eyes growth from buses

      Go-Ahead said on Thursday that its bus operations would drive the profitability of the group as earnings from its rail...

    18. April 28, 2013

      Transport groups prepare for battle to run Crossrail services

      A fierce battle to run the trains on the UK’s newest rail line will start this week when at least six bidders are expected...

    19. April 9, 2013

      FirstGroup sells eight London bus depots

      FirstGroup has sold eight London bus depots for £80m, taking it further towards its goal of £100m in disposals as part of a...

    20. April 1, 2013

      UK rail franchising overhaul underwhelms

      The overhaul of rail franchising last week following the West Coast fiasco has done little to appease investors, who have...

    21. March 8, 2013

      Transport: Rail operators hold the line after franchise debacle

      Transport companies in the UK – stalwarts of the mid-market company scene – were always expecting 2012 to be an interesting...

    22. February 21, 2013

      Go-Ahead buses take the strain

      Trains may move faster than buses, but when they break down the slow road looks awfully appealing. While the UK rail...

    23. January 1, 2013

      Rail chiefs hope for a Go signal

      After three months of chaos in the UK rail industry following the collapse of the tender process for the West Coast...

    24. October 30, 2012

      Investors deterred by UK rail uncertainty

      Uncertainty around UK rail policy is dissuading investors from buying into transport groups, analysts said on Tuesday after...

    25. October 19, 2012

      Go-Ahead chief backs rail franchising

      The head of the UK’s biggest train operator by passenger numbers has insisted that the country’s rail franchising process is...

    26. October 18, 2012

      BSkyB falls on fears over coming results

      BSkyB was among the fallers in a flat London market on Thursday as fears grew that its result next month would disappoint. A...

    27. September 6, 2012

      Deal flop would leave Sir John with Xplaining

      Executives at Glencore and Xstrata will face criticism if the $70bn merger of the commodities trader and miner founders at a...

    28. September 6, 2012

      Go-Ahead slowed by rail losses

      Go-Ahead Group, the operator of Southern, Southeastern and London Midland trains, reported flat profits in the 2012...

    29. June 21, 2012

      Go-Ahead admits rail division weakness

      Transport group Go-Ahead says the economy is starting to hit the profitability of its rail business, but its bus operations...

    30. April 15, 2012

      New rules will decimate profits

      New accounting rules that will stop companies from padding their earnings statements with anticipated pension fund returns...

    31. March 29, 2012

      Seven shortlisted for three rail franchises

      The renewal of three of the UK’s 19 rail franchises moved a step closer on Thursday as the government announced a shortlist...

    32. March 29, 2012

      Miners lead London falls on metals outlook

      Global slowdown fears sent the London market to its third straight loss on Thursday with miners turning negative for the...

    33. March 19, 2012

      FirstGroup makes second disposal in two weeks

      FirstGroup has sold a 130-vehicle bus depot in north-east London, the second disposal in as many weeks as the transport...

    34. March 11, 2012

      Transport leads way in plans for Games

      At first glance, the nerve centre of the Olympics transport operation looks like any other office. The only clues of what is...

    35. February 23, 2012

      Buses weigh on Go-Ahead

      New business in Go-Ahead’s bus division held back operating profits in the first half, as the group struggled to source...

    36. February 19, 2012

      UK rail franchises face threat from abroad

      The winning bid by a unit of the Dutch state rail operator for the Greater Anglia rail franchise was almost a fifth higher...

    37. January 16, 2012

      UK rail operators brace themselves for shake-up

      The UK rail sector is preparing for a busy three years, with more than half the country’s 19 franchises coming up for...

    38. December 13, 2011

      Go-Ahead lifts profit outlook on passenger growth

      Shares in the Go-Ahead Group rose by almost 5 per cent after the operator of UK trains and buses raised full-year operating...

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