Audit costing £1m ‘might have stopped’ west coast rail fiasco

Transport minister has detailed ‘serious errors’ in the bidding process carried out under Justine GreeningThe fiasco of the west coast main line rail franchise bids could have been avoided if the government had not cancelled an external audit to save money, according to people who have worked at the Department for Transport.The fiasco, revealed after […]
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Rail fare rises: Protests may herald U-turn on coalition plans

Government hints it may back down over planned increases in the face of mounting oppositionPassenger groups and unions are stepping up pressure over train fares with a day of action, as the government hinted it may back down over planned rises that would result in some season tickets costing £1,000 more in 2015 than in […]
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FirstGroup to sell off UK bus operations

Chief executive Tim O’Toole said the UK bus division was the only part of the group not to have delivered according to planFirstGroup is to sell off more of its struggling UK bus operations as public spending cuts and rising fuel costs hit profits.The Scotland-based transport group recorded pre-tax operating profits of £271.4m in the […]
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