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FirstGroup plc
Type Public (LSE: FGP)
Founded 1995
Headquarters Flag of Scotland Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Area served British Isles and North America
Key people Moir Lockhead
Industry Public transport and Railfreight
Products First, First ScotRail, First Great Western, First Capital Connect, TransPennine Express, FirstHull TrainsFirst Student and FirstGBRf.
Revenue £3,709m (12 months to Mar 2007)
Operating income £203.6m (12 months to Mar 2007)
Net income £102.1m (12 months to 31 Mar 2007)
Employees 135,000 (approx)
Subsidiaries UK Bus, UK Rail, First Student, First Transit, First Services, Greyhound USA and Greyhound Canada
Website http://www.firstgroup.com/

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Company

FirstGroup plc is Britain's largest bus operator running more than one in five of all local bus services. A fleet of nearly 9,000 buses carries some 2.9 million passengers a day in more than 40 major towns and cities. FirstGroup also run passenger and freight rail services in the UK. Passenger rail franchises consist of First Great Western, First Capital Connect, First TransPennine Express and First ScotRail. They also operate First Hull Trains(a 80% share), a non-franchised open access intercity passenger train service and provide rail freight services through FirstGBRf. First operates the Croydon Tramlink network carrying approximately 24 million passengers a year on behalf of Transport for London, although its contract has been cancelled and will be transferred wholly to TfL. TransPennine Express (TPE) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. ... First ScotRail is the brand under which FirstGroup PLC runs its railway franchise to operate all domestic passenger services within Scotland, as well as the cross-border Caledonian Sleeper service to London. ...

First buses in Huddersfield
First buses in Huddersfield

In North America, FirstGroup has several 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 and Greyhound lines. Canadian operations are provided through their First Canada subsidiary which operates school buses and fulfills public transport contracts. , Huddersfield is a large town within the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire, England, near the confluence of the River Colne and the River Holme. ...

A First TransPennine Express Class 185 train in current First colours at Doncaster

FirstGroup has always had a consistent brand and most of the names of its operations begin with the word First, such as First ScotRail, First Aberdeen, First Glasgow and First Bristol. The company has since removed all local branding for its local bus services - buses now simply carry the fleet name ‘First’ throughout the UK, although each company still operates independently. Its corporate colours are white, rubine red and blue, and many of its buses and trains are now liveried in these colours - though buses and trams operating Transport for London-tendered services, and suburban rail services in Strathclyde operated on behalf of SPT retain those authorities' liveries - red, and carmine/cream respectively. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1097, 645 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): British Rail British Rail Class 185 TransPennine Express User:AA Milne/British Rail Network Metadata This file contains... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1097, 645 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): British Rail British Rail Class 185 TransPennine Express User:AA Milne/British Rail Network Metadata This file contains... First TransPennine Express (FTPE) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. ... 185102 is seen here departing Leeds City station during testing trials on 15 January 2006, and shows the livery in which the trains were delivered. ... For other places with the same name, see Doncaster (disambiguation). ... First ScotRail is the brand under which FirstGroup PLC runs its railway franchise to operate all domestic passenger services within Scotland, as well as the cross-border Caledonian Sleeper service to London. ... FirstGroup plc (LSE: FGP) is a British transport company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America, with headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland. ... 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. ... Transport For London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for most aspects of the transport system throughout Greater London in England. ... The Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) is a public body which is responsible for planning and co-ordinating regional transport, and especially the public transport system, in the Strathclyde area of western Scotland. ... The Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) is a public body which is responsible for planning and co-ordinating regional transport, and especially the public transport system, in the Strathclyde area of western Scotland. ...


First own and operate the Aircoach service in Dublin, linking Dublin Airport with the Dublin southside, Greystones and Bray as well as long distance runs to Cork and Belfast. Aircoach also operate car park shuttles at Belfast and Dublin Airports. As of April 2008, Aircoach has started operating shuttle bus services for the Mater Private Hospital and Phoenix Park. Aircoach does not carry corporate branding although recently drivers have begun to receive standard FirstGroup uniforms with additional Aircoach branding. For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... Private spiral ramp access to the main terminal building of Dublin (Áth Cliath) Airport Dublin Airport (IATA: DUB, ICAO: EIDW), or Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath in Irish, is operated by the Dublin Airport Authority plc. ... This article is about the city in the Republic of Ireland. ... This article is about the city in Northern Ireland. ...


History

First-owned Grampian bus in Aberdeen (1998)
First-owned Grampian bus in Aberdeen (1998)

The company was formed as FirstBus in June 1995 through the merger of two bus companies, the Badgerline Group (see Badgerline) and GRT Limited (Grampian Regional Transport). For other uses, see Aberdeen (disambiguation). ... First Badgerlines roots can be traced back to the old Bristol Omnibus Company - the unprivatised regional bus company based in, not surprisingly, Bristol, England. ...


In 1998 the company was renamed FirstGroup when the company moved into railways with the privatisation of British Rail, gaining the Great Eastern franchise, then purchasing Swindon based Great Western Trains, holders of the North Western and Great Western franchises. Soon after, they also began operating London’s Tramlink system under franchise from London Transport. Privatization (sometimes privatisation, denationalization, or — especially in India — disinvestment) is the process of transferring property, from public ownership to private ownership. ... This article is about the defunct entity British Railways, which later traded as British Rail. The History of rail transport in Great Britain is covered in its own article. ... 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. ... In economics, a government-granted monopoly (also called a de jure monopoly) is a form of coercive monopoly in a government grants exclusive privilege to a private individual or firm to be the sole provider of a good or service; potential competitors are excluded from the market by law, regulation... , For other places with the same name, see Swindon (disambiguation). ... First North Western was a train operating company in the United Kingdom serving North West England. ... First Great Western is the operating name of First Greater Western Ltd,[1] a British train operating company owned by FirstGroup, which operates services in the west and south west of England and South Wales. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Tramlink (initially known as Croydon Tramlink) is a public transport tramway in south London, operated by FirstGroup on behalf of Transport for London. ... Transport For London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for most aspects of the transport system throughout Greater London in England. ...


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 partnership with French transport company Keolis. In addition, First Great Western run the Heathrow Connect service in partnership with BAA. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... First ScotRail is the brand under which FirstGroup PLC runs its railway franchise to operate all domestic passenger services within Scotland, as well as the cross-border Caledonian Sleeper service to London. ... This article is about the country. ... TransPennine Express (TPE) 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 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 in northern England were combined with those previously run by Arriva Trains Northern (and not part of the Transpennine network) to form the new Northern Rail franchise. 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. ... Nederlandse Spoorwegen or NS (Dutch railways) 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... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Arriva Trains Northern was a train operating company that operated passenger trains in Northern England. ... 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 as National Express East Anglia. 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 (LSE: NEX) is a UK-based transport group that operates airport, bus and rail services in the UK, the US and Canada, Australia, Spain, Portugal and Morocco and long-distance coach routes across Europe. ... One Railway (or simply One) is the brand name of London Eastern Railway Ltd, a British company which operates local, suburban and express services from London Liverpool Street in the City of London to East and North London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and East Anglia, otherwise known as the Greater Anglia... Train Operator of the Year is a rail transport industry award to recognize excellence among train operating companies of the United Kingdom. ...


From 1st April 2006 First has operated a new rail franchise under the brand First Capital Connect. This comprises 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 England 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. ... Thameslink is a fifty-station line in the British railway system running 225 km (140 miles) north to south across London from Bedford to Brighton through the Snow Hill tunnel. ...


The Great Western franchise was extended in 2006 to also include the services of the former Wessex Trains and Thames Trains, and this new franchise was again awarded to First. A Wessex Class 153 A Class 150/2 unit in West Country advertising livery. ... Thames Trains was a British railway company franchised (from September 1996, following the privatisation of British Rail, until 31 March 2004) to run regional and suburban trains from London Paddington station to destinations in the home counties west of London (also to Worcester, Hereford and Stratford-upon-Avon), as well...


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. ... 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. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


In February 2007, FirstGroup agreed to buy the U.S.-based firm Laidlaw, an operator of inter-city coaches and yellow school buses across North America, for £1.9 billion (US$3.7 billion). This also gives them a controlling stake in Greyhound Lines, the largest bus operator in North America.[1] One of Laidlaws yellow school buses Laidlaw, organized as Laidlaw International, Inc. ... A yellow school bus. ... This article is about the US bus line. ...


On October 1, 2007 Firstgroup completed its acquisition of Laidlaw to become the largest school bus company in America.[2]


First also operate bus services in Germany and have a joint venture with Danish State Railways.[3]


Senior management

First's senior management are as follows: [4]

  • Martin Gilbert - Non-Executive Chairman
  • Moir Lockhead - Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive
  • Dean Finch - Chief Operating Officer - North America
  • David Leeder - Director of International Development and Marketing
  • Sidney Barrie - Commercial Director and Company Secretary
  • Nicholas Chevis - Acting Finance Director
  • David Dunn - Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
  • James Forbes - Non-Executive Director
  • Audrey Baxter - Non-Executive Director
  • David Begg - Non-Executive Director
  • James Forbes - Non-Executive Director
  • John Sievwright - Non-Executive Director
  • Martyn Williams - Non-Executive Employee Director

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Operating companies

Rail services

First Great Western train at Radley
First Great Western train at Radley

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1508x1047, 315 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Radley First Great Western FirstGroup plc British Rail Class 180 Radley railway station Metadata This file contains additional... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1508x1047, 315 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Radley First Great Western FirstGroup plc British Rail Class 180 Radley railway station Metadata This file contains additional... First Great Western is the operating name of First Greater Western Ltd,[1] a British train operating company owned by FirstGroup, which operates services in the west and south west of England and South Wales. ... First Capital Connect is a train operating company in England that began its passenger operations on the National Rail network at 02:00 BST 1 April 2006. ... First Great Western is the operating name of First Greater Western Ltd,[1] a British train operating company owned by FirstGroup, which operates services in the west and south west of England and South Wales. ... First TransPennine Express (FTPE) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. ... First ScotRail is the brand under which FirstGroup PLC runs its railway franchise to operate all domestic passenger services within Scotland, as well as the cross-border Caledonian Sleeper service to London. ... Class 66 66713 Forest City on display at Crewe Works open day on 1 June 2003. ... ^ Pick up northbound, set down southbound; selected weekday services only Hull Trains is a train operating company in the United Kingdom, running up to seven long distance services each day between London Kings Cross and Hull. ...

Light rail services

Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2848 × 2136 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2848 × 2136 pixel, file size: 1. ... First Great Western is the operating name of First Greater Western Ltd,[1] a British train operating company owned by FirstGroup, which operates services in the west and south west of England and South Wales. ... Mark 3 DVT at Norwich station British Rails third design of carriages was designated Mark 3. ... 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

UK

See also: Bus transport in the United Kingdom
First Cymru coach in Cardiff
First York bus in York
  • First Northampton
  • First Eastern Counties
  • First Midland Red Buses Limited (sometimes referred to as First Wyvern)
  • First Cymru
  • First Berkshire & The Thames Valley (formerly First Beeline)
  • First Somerset & Avon (formerly Badgerline and the Somerset operations of First Southern National)
  • First Essex (formerly First Eastern National)
  • First London & South East
  • First Bristol (formerly First Cityline)
  • First Hampshire & Dorset (formerly First Southampton, First Provincial and the Dorset operations of First Southern National)
  • First Devon & Cornwall (formerly First Western National)
  • Truronian (sub brand of First Devon & Cornwall due to become part of First Devon & Cornwall)

Buses play a major role in the public transport of the United Kingdom, as well as seeing extensive private use. ... 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. ... FirstGroup plc (LSE: FGP) is a British transport company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America, with headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland. ... FirstGroup plc (LSE: FGP) is a British transport company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America, with headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland. ... First Leeds is a bus operator based in and around Leeds in West Yorkshire, England. ... First York is the largest bus operator in York, England. ... First Bradford is one of the bus companies serving the area of West Yorkshire, England. ... First Calderdale & Huddersfield is one of the bus companies serving the area of West Yorkshire, England. ... First Manchester is one of the bus companies serving the area of Greater Manchester, England. ... First South Yorkshire is a large bus operator in South Yorkshire, England. ... First Potteries operates bus services in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire. ... A First Chester & The Wirral Scania L113CRL bus with Wright bodywork, photographed in Bromborough, Wirral First Chester & The Wirral is a division of bus operator First PMT Ltd, running local bus services in and around Chester and the Wirral, north west England. ... ChesterBus is the local public transport service for the City of Chester in England. ... First Leicester is the trading name of Leicester Citybus Ltd. ... First Cymru Buses Ltd. ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ... First York is the largest bus operator in York, England. ... For other uses, see York (disambiguation). ... First Eastern Counties is a major bus operator in Norfolk and Suffolk in eastern England. ... Ipswich Rapid Transit is a high-quality bus system serving the town of Ipswich in south east England. ... First Cymru Buses Ltd. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into FirstGroup plc. ... First in Hampshire & Dorset is a subsidiary bus company within First Group which operates buses and trains throughout Great Britain. ... First Devon and Cornwall is a subsidiary of First Group which operates public transport throughout the UK. As the name suggests, the company operate bus services within Devon and Cornwall following the takeovers of Western National (in Cornwall and South Devon) and Red Bus (in North Devon). ... Truronian is a bus service and coaching holiday operator primarily located in mid-Cornwall, United Kingdom. ...

Outside the UK

For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... 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. ... FirstGroup plc (LSE: FGP) is a Scottish transport company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America, with headquarters in Aberdeen. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... FirstGroup plc (LSE: FGP) is a Scottish transport company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America, with headquarters in Aberdeen. ... This article is about the US bus line. ...

Fleet numbers

In 2003 First introduced the SemaVoyager system of fleet numbering across all its fleets. Vehicles now carry five-digit fleet numbers, with the first digit denoting vehicle type, as follows:

A Volvo articulated bus in contract service for Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, operated by Virginia Overland Transportation in 2003 Articulated buses, also known as bendy buses (UK, Australia), accordion buses or jointed buses, have an increased passenger capacity. ... For other uses, see Coach. ... A London AEC Routemaster, RML 2473 (JJD 473D), on route 7 approaching Ladbroke Grove tube station in April 2002. ... An Optare Solo M990 midibus A midibus is a classification of single decker buses which are identified as neither being minibuses or full size buses, and can be anywhere between 8m (26 ft. ... Volkswagen minibus A minibus is a motor vehicle that is designed to carry fewer people than a full-size bus. ...

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. ... National Express Group plc (LSE: NEX) is a UK-based transport group that operates airport, bus and rail services in the UK, the US and Canada, Australia, Spain, Portugal and Morocco and long-distance coach routes across Europe. ... One Railway (or simply One) is the brand name of London Eastern Railway Ltd, a British company which operates local, suburban and express services from London Liverpool Street in the City of London to East and North London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and East Anglia, otherwise known as the Greater Anglia... First North Western was a train operating company in the United Kingdom serving North West England. ... Northern Rail is a train operating company that has operated local services in the north of England since 2004. ... TransPennine Express (TPE) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. ... Arriva Trains Wales (Welsh: ) is a train operating company that operates urban and inter urban passenger services in Wales and the Welsh Marches. ... Virgin Trains is a train operating company in the United Kingdom, which currently provides services from London Euston to the North West, West Midlands and Scotland on the West Coast Main Line. ...

References

  1. ^ BBC, accessed 1/12/08: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6345627.stm
  2. ^ First Group website, accessed 1/12/08: http://www.firstgroup.com/corpfirst/newsreleases_more.php?id=275
  3. ^ Scotsman.com Business
  4. ^ FirstGroup senior management: http://www.firstgroup.com/corpfirst/directors.php

See also

National Rail uses the BR double-arrow logo A typical National Rail station sign showing the 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

Major Public Transport Companies in the United Kingdom
Arriva Group - ComfortDelGro Corporation - FirstGroup
Go-Ahead Group - National Express Group
Stagecoach Group - Transdev Group - Translink - Veolia Transport
See also:
Transport for London - Passenger Transport Executive
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
Transport Scotland was created on January 1, 2006 as the national transport agency of Scotland. ...

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