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First Group PLC (LSE: FGP) is a British transport company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America, with headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The initials plc after a UK or Irish company name indicate that it is a public limited company, a type of limited company whose shares may be offered for sale to the public. ... The Source by Greyworld, in the new LSE building Paternoster Square. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... This article is about the Scottish city. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ...


Company

Livery of First Group vehicles shown on a bus in Bristol.
Livery of First Group vehicles shown on a bus in Bristol.

First Group has a very strong brand and most of the names of its operations begin with the word First, such as First Great Western, First Badgerline, First Eastern National and First Thamesway. First has since removed all local branding for its local bus services - buses now simply carry the fleet name ‘First’ throughout the UK. Its corporate colours are white, pink and blue, and many of its buses and trains are now liveried in these colours (though buses and trams in London retain their traditional red livery). Download high resolution version (895x446, 128 KB)Livery of First Group PLC, demonstrated by a Bristol bus. ... Download high resolution version (895x446, 128 KB)Livery of First Group PLC, demonstrated by a Bristol bus. ... Bristol (IPA: brÄ­stÉ™l) is a city, unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England. ... First Great Western is a British train operating company owned by First Group, which operates services principally on the Great Western Main Line. ... First Badgerlines roots can be traced back to the old Bristol Omnibus Company - the unprivatised regional bus company based in, not surprisingly, Bristol. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England and is the most populous city in the European Union. ...


First own and operate the Aircoach service in Dublin, linking Dublin Airport with the Dublin southside suburbs as well as long distance runs to Cork and Belfast. First have also recently opened Quick Park, a long stay car park at Dublin Airport, considerably undercutting Aer Rianta on price. Dublin Airport (IATA: DUB, ICAO: EIDW), or Aerfort Bhaile Atha Cliath in Irish, is operated by Dublin Airport Authority and is the busiest airport in Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... Dublin Airport Authority plc (known until 1st October 2004 as Aer Rianta cpt1) is the state owned airport authority in the Republic of Ireland. ...


In North America First Group has three divisions: First Student which runs school bus routes; First Transit which holds many city and county public transport contracts; and First Vehicle Services which maintains vehicles for many corporations, organisations and local governments, including the other First divisions.


Private Eye magazine frequently refers to the company as "WorstGroup" in its "Signal Failures" column. Private eye may mean: Look up Private eye on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Private Eye a fortnightly British satirical magazine-newspaper, edited by Ian Hislop (as of 2005) A private investigator, a private detective for hire (see also crime fiction and detective fiction) Private Eye, a song by Alkaline Trio...

Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 686 KB)BR Class 180, no. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 686 KB)BR Class 180, no. ... First Great Western is a British train operating company owned by First Group, which operates services principally on the Great Western Main Line. ... Class 180, no. ... For other uses, see Bath (disambiguation). ... Paddington station or London Paddington is the name of a major railway station in the Paddington area of London, which is the London terminus for long distance trains to the West of England and South Wales and some West London commuter services. ...

History

The company was formed as FirstBus in June 1995 through the merger of two bus companies, Badgerline (see First Badgerline) and GRT Bus. In 1998 the company was renamed First Group when the company moved into railways with the privatisation of British Rail. Soon after, they began operating London’s Tramlink system. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... First Badgerlines roots can be traced back to the old Bristol Omnibus Company - the unprivatised regional bus company based in, not surprisingly, Bristol. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Logo of British Rail British Railways (BR), later rebranded as British Rail, ran the British railway system from the nationalisation of the Big Four British railway companies in 1948 until its privatisation in stages between 1994 and 1997. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... Tramlink (initially known as Croydon Tramlink) is a public transport tramway in south London, operated by FirstGroup on behalf of Transport for London. ...


During 2004, First were awarded the ScotRail franchise to run trains in Scotland, in which it already operated the lion’s share of bus services, and took over the new TransPennine Express franchise. In addition, First Great Western run the Heathrow Connect service in partnership with the BAA. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... First ScotRail is the brand under which First Group PLC runs its railway franchise to operate all domestic passenger services within Scotland, as well as the cross-border Caledonian Sleeper service to London, England. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... First TransPennine Express is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. ... Heathrow Connect is a train service in London, connecting Heathrow Airport with Paddington station. ... BAA plc (LSE: BAA) is the owner and operator of seven major United Kingdom airports and operator of several airports worldwide, making the company one of the largest transport companies in the world. ...


The First North Western franchise, however, was lost to Serco/NedRailways in December 2004. First North Western’s services were combined with those previously run by Arriva Trains Northern to form the new Northern Rail. First North Western was a train operating company in the United Kingdom serving North West England. ... Serco Group plc is an international company with several branches. ... // Introduction Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) is the main public transport railway company in the Netherlands. ... ← - 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in December • 30 Artie Shaw • 29 Julius Axelrod • 28 Jacques Dupuis • 28 Jerry Orbach • 28 Susan Sontag • 26 Reggie White • 26 Sir Angus Ogilvy • 23 P. V. Narasimha Rao • 23 Doug Ault • 19 Renata Tebaldi • 16... An Arriva train in North Wales Arriva is a private company which runs public transport services throughout the United Kingdom. ... Northern Rail is a train operating company that has operated local services in the north of England since 2004. ...


First have also lost First Great Eastern to National Express Group who operate it along with Anglia Railways and WAGN, as One Railway. In fact, they were banned from bidding for the franchise, despite being named Train Operator of the Year at the time. First Great Eastern was a successful railway company that operated suburban, local and medium distance train services from London Liverpool Street via Romford to Essex and Ipswich. ... National Express Group plc is a UK based transport group, operating airport, bus and rail services in the UK, the US, Canada and Australia. ... Anglia Railways was a British Train Operating Company, owned by GB Railways, which between January 1997 and March 2004 operated mainline trains out of London Liverpool Street station and a number of local rail services in East Anglia. ... wagn was a franchise operator of commuter train services out of London Kings Cross and Moorgate stations. ... Mk 3B DVT no. ...


From 1st April 2006 First has operated a new rail franchise under the brand First Capital Connect. This comprises of the amalgamation of the existing Great Northern line of the former wagn service and the Thameslink line. First Capital Connect is a train operating company in the United Kingdom that began its passenger operations on the National Rail network at 02:00 BST 1 April 2006. ... wagn was a franchise operator of commuter train services out of London Kings Cross and Moorgate stations. ... The Thameslink route is operated with a fleet of 72 dual-voltage Class 319 electric multiple units. ...


New World First Bus (NWFB) of Hong Kong was jointly established and owned by the group and NWS Holdings Limited since 1998. The brand new company had successfully won the tender of 88 Hong Kong Island routes formerly operated by China Motor Bus. In late 2000, the group sold all 26% of NWFB stocks to NWS Holdings. New World First Bus Services Limited (First Bus, or NWFB) was established in 1998, taking over China Motor Buss franchise on 1 September 1998 to provide bus services on Hong Kong Island together with Citybus. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The night view of the Island side as seen from the Kowloon side - the opposite side of the Victoria Harbour Hong Kong Island (Traditional Chinese: 香港島; Simplified Chinese: 香港岛; Cantonese Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 dou2; Mandarin Pinyin: Xiānggǎngdǎo) is the island where the colonial settlement of the Hong Kong territory... China Motor Bus Company Ltd. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Operating Companies

Rail Services

First Capital Connect is a train operating company in the United Kingdom that began its passenger operations on the National Rail network at 02:00 BST 1 April 2006. ... First Great Western is a British train operating company owned by First Group, which operates services principally on the Great Western Main Line. ... First TransPennine Express is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. ... First ScotRail is the brand under which First Group PLC runs its railway franchise to operate all domestic passenger services within Scotland, as well as the cross-border Caledonian Sleeper service to London, England. ... Class 66 66713 Forest City on display at Crewe Works open day on 1 June 2003. ... Hull Trains is a train operating company in the United Kingdom, running up to six long distance services each day between London Kings Cross and Hull, calling at Grantham, Retford, Doncaster, Selby, Howden and Brough. ... Tramlink (initially known as Croydon Tramlink) is a public transport tramway in south London, operated by FirstGroup on behalf of Transport for London. ...

Bus and Coach Services

First Glasgow is the largest bus operator in Glasgow, UK. It is part of First Group, a major bus and train operator based in Aberdeen, UK. It operates 118 services in Greater Glasgow and has over 1,000 buses. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... First York is the largest bus operator in York, England. ... First Manchester is one of the bus companies serving the area of Greater Manchester, England. ... Mainline was a large bus operator in South Yorkshire between 1993 and 1998. ... Potteries Motor Traction (PMT) is a company based in Stoke-on-Trent that operates omnibuses in north-west England. ... Olive Line 21 to Rushey Mead at the Haymarket Bus Station in Leicester. ... First Group-owned First Essex is one of many operators of London Buses. ... First London is one of many operators of London Buses and owned by First Group. ... -1...

Services formerly operated

First Great Eastern was a successful railway company that operated suburban, local and medium distance train services from London Liverpool Street via Romford to Essex and Ipswich. ... First North Western was a train operating company in the United Kingdom serving North West England. ... New World First Bus Services Limited (First Bus, or NWFB) was established in 1998, taking over China Motor Buss franchise on 1 September 1998 to provide bus services on Hong Kong Island together with Citybus. ...

See also

National Rail uses the BR double-arrow logo National Rail is a brand name of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC). ... The privatisation of British Rail was the result of the Railways Act 1993 introduced by John Majors Conservative government. ...

External links

  • Corporate web site
  • Aircoach web site
  • First Group America
  • First Student (US) Website
  • Spoof First PR Campaign

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