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FirstGroup says encouraged by interest from buyers in N.American units
Firstgroup Says DfT Extends Emergency Measures Agreement for Great Western Railway
FirstGroup FY Pretax Loss 299.6 Mln Stg Vs 97.9 Mln Stg
FirstGroup plc is a transport operator in the United Kingdom and North America. The Company operates through five segments: First Student, First Transit, Greyhound, First Bus and First Rail. The First Student is a provider of student transportation in North America and operates a fleet of over 47,000 school buses, with over six million student journeys per school day. The First Transit is a private sector provider of public transit management and contracting in North America, and operates and manages over 12,500 vehicles. Greyhound is an operator of scheduled intercity coach services in the United States and Canada, and serves over 3,800 destinations through a fleet of over 1,700 vehicles. First Bus is a bus operator in the United Kingdom. First Rail is a rail operator, which carries approximately 140 million passengers across its over two franchises. First Rail operates Great Western Railway (GWR) and TransPennine Express (TPE) franchises and open access service First Hull Trains.
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David R. Martin
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UK train companies Go-Ahead and FirstGroup said they had signed new contracts with the government to keep running rail services for the next 6-18 months, after earlier emergency pandemic measures came to an end.
The shares of British bus and train operator FirstGroup <FGP.L> jumped 9% on Tuesday after the company upgraded its profit outlook and said it was seeing interest from potential buyers for Greyhound and its other businesses in North America.
British bus and train operator FirstGroup <FGP.L> warned on Wednesday it might not survive as a going concern after a collapse in passenger numbers led to a 153 million pounds ($192 million) loss in the year to March, sending its shares down 15%.
London-listed shares slid for a second straight day on Wednesday as another jump in global cases of the novel coronavirus clouded hopes for an economic rebound in the second half of the year, while FirstGroup tumbled on flagging going concern doubts.
UK-based bus and rail operator FirstGroup on Wednesday warned on its ability to continue as a going concern, after posting an annual operating loss as passenger volumes plummeted due to the coronavirus crisis.
* FIRSTGROUP PLC - WELCOMES FINALISATION OF A FURTHER FUNDING PROGRAMME FROM DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT
Greyhound Lines, the largest U.S. bus company, agreed to pay a $125,000 (102,183 pounds) penalty to the District of Columbia and will bar idling by buses when parked nationwide, according to a court filing on Thursday.
* FIRSTGROUP PLC - NO LONGER ABLE TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE ON OUTTURN FOR REMAINDER OF FINANCIAL YEAR TO 31 MARCH 2020
British bus and rail company FirstGroup <FGP.L> announced plans to sell its two North American-based bus units, as it said it had not seen a significant impact from coronavirus on demand for travel so far.
British bus and rail company FirstGroup announced plans to sell-off its North American-based bus businesses, as it said it had not seen a significant impact from coronavirus on demand for travel so far.
UK bus and train operator FirstGroup said on Monday it would update the market about its plan for the U.S. businesses this week after a top investor demanded an extraordinary shareholder meeting to seek a demerger of the unit.
Iranian-born property investor Robert Tchenguiz raised his stake in FirstGroup <FGP.L> on Monday, months after forcing the British transport firm to sell its U.S. assets as part of a portfolio overhaul.
FirstGroup Plc <FGP.L> said on Monday it was exploring options, including a potential sale, for its North American contract businesses, which could result in the British bus and train operator exiting the United States.
Bus and train operator FirstGroup Plc said on Monday it was exploring options, including a potential sale, for its North American contract businesses which include the First Student school bus service and First Transit transportation service.
Two major FirstGroup <FGP.L> shareholders on Monday called for the British bus and train operator to sell its U.S. assets as part of a portfolio overhaul which already includes the planned sale of North American intercity bus service Greyhound.
The statement from Coast Capital, which owns more than 10% of FirstGroup, comes directly after fellow shareholder and property baron Robert Tchenguiz echoed the same comments about the Aberdeen-based company.
FirstGroup Plc's <FGP.L> second-biggest shareholder on Monday urged the company to sell its U.S. operations, saying there were no synergies between the British bus and train operator's assets in the UK and the United States.
FirstGroup Plc's largest individual shareholder has urged the British train and bus operator to sell its U.S. operations and make its plans clear around separating core businesses.
A joint venture led by FirstGroup <FGP.L> could get the go-ahead to operate Britain's West Coast Main Line, one of the busiest in Europe, Britain's competition watchdog ruled on Friday.
Losses at Britain's FirstGroup <FGP.L> rose after it booked a 124 million pound ($159 million) charge on the Greyhound bus business it is trying to sell, as the U.S. intercity service struggles with problems including a drop in immigration-related demand.
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