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New CEO for First Group & Results for Six Months to September 2018

Bus Transport News
Following the departure of Tim O’Toole after FirstGroup plc reported substantial losses over the year, the company has announced that it has appointed Matthew Gregory as Chief Executive with immediate effect. Matthew Gregory was previously the group’s Chief Financial Officer and also performed the role of Interim Chief Operating Officer.

Locomotive member survey: social media

Rail News
Social media influences almost every aspect of modern life; whether it’s keeping in contact with friends and family, sourcing the latest news and current events or simply to pass the time… More and more people are relying on social media.

Deals and M&As this week: Alstom, Bombardier, Porterbrook

International Rail News
Bombardier Transportation and Alstom have jointly received an order worth $340m for the delivery of 153 metro cars to Société de transport de Montréal (STM), a transport agency based in Canada.


Tram and Light Rail News
On Martin's visit on 13 November he thought that the works were at an advanced stage.

South East Transport Changes from 2 December

Bus Transport News
From Sunday 2 December, there will be major changes to State Transit and Transit Systems services in the South East of Sydney. These changes form part of the ‘Green Square and Waterloo Transport Action Plan’ that is designed to sustainably improve transport connections and accessibility in the region.

Renfe Mercancías to enter partial privatisation

Renfe Mercancías, the freight arm of the Spanish national rail company Renfe is ready to enter a partnership. Is has contracted an external assessor to select the partnering company.

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