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First Great Western reveals upgrade plans following franchise approval

First Great Western reveals upgrade plans following franchise approval

23rd Mar 2015 Rail News

First Great Western has announced proposals to deliver the largest train fleet upgrade in a generation on the Great Western network as part of its plans for the new franchise that starts in September, and will run until at least April 2019. In a deal put together with the department for transport, First Great Western’s plans would see the age of First Great Western’s train fleet cut by more than half, and would create for our customers 9,000 additional seats every day by the end of the franchise.

FirstGroup’s criticism of West Coast Performance

FirstGroup’s criticism of West Coast Performance

3rd Sep 2012 Press Release Rail News

Tim O’Toole, CEO of FirstGroup, has publicly criticised Virgin Trains’ performance citing the Public Performance Measure (PPM), which measures the number of trains arriving on time, as evidence to support his claims that FirstGroup would operate West Coast better.