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FirstGroup unveils more board departures

Embattled Aberdeen-based bus and rail giant FirstGroup plc said on Thursday that non-executive directors Martha Poulter and Steve Gunning have notified the group they will not…





Stagecoach, FirstGroup welcome £226m bus help

Perth-based Stagecoach and Aberdeen-based FirstGroup both welcomed the UK Government’s announcement on Tuesday of extended funding to support the recovery of bus services in England. The…
















FirstGroup secures £300m UK financing

Aberdeen-based bus and rail giant FirstGroup plc on Friday provided shareholders with further updates on its response to the Covid-19 pandemic. FirstGroup said its liquidity has…


FirstGroup wins Great Western Railway contract

Aberdeen-based bus and rail giant FirstGroup plc said on Monday it has signed a “Direct Award” with the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) to continue operating Great Western…





















FirstGroup CEO leaves amid £327m loss

UPDATE 2 — Aberdeen-based bus and rail giant FirstGroup plc — which recently rejected a takeover approach from US private equity firm Apollo Global Management — said…



FirstGroup rejects Apollo takeover approach

UPDATE 3 — Aberdeen-based bus and rail giant FirstGroup plc said late on Wednesday it has received “a preliminary and highly conditional indicative proposal from Apollo Management…






Stagecoach loses South West rail to FirstGroup

Aberdeen-based FirstGroup and joint venture partner MTR Corporation have been awarded the UK’s new South Western rail franchise, taking it away from Perth-based Stagecoach which has operated the…



North America keeps FirstGroup on track

Shares of Aberdeen-based bus and rail giant FirstGroup rose about 5% after it said its reported group revenue rose 12.8% in the quarter to December 31, helped by favourable currency translation…