Stagecoach on track as drivers quit the roads

Bus and rail operator Stagecoach yesterday reported sales growth at all units and said it was positive on prospects for the current year as more hard-pressed motorists take to public transport.

Stagecoach banned from new services in Strathtay over safety concerns

BUS operator Stagecoach has been banned from expanding its services in the Strathtay area for the next four months, after the Traffic Commissioner branded a string of safety incidents as "dramatic and worrying".

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Council cuts could leave Stagecoach's Forth hovercraft service up in the air

BUS and rail group Stagecoach has turned cautious on plans to operate hovercraft between Fife and Edinburgh after local authorities cancelled a competitive tendering process on the grounds it was too expensive.

US puts brakes on Stagecoach joint venture

STAGECOACH has been ordered to split its New York sightseeing joint venture, Twin America, or sell off some of its services by US authorities.

Stagecoach sells bus firm after monopoly ruling

TRANSPORT group Stagecoach has sold its Preston Bus operation in the north-west of England in a £3.3 million deal following a ruling by the Competition Commission.

East Coast rail 'big opportunity' says Souter

TRANSPORT group Stagecoach said yesterday it may bid for the East Coast mainline following the government's franchise review.

Stagecoach chief Souter says bus probe a waste of time

STAGECOACH chief executive Brian Souter will this week launch a blistering attack on the Competition Commission's inquiry into the UK bus industry, dismissing it as a waste of time and energy.

Go compare Souter's cash as transport tycoon's fund tops £400m

THE full scale of Brian Souter's investment interests was revealed for the first time yesterday as figures showed his private portfolio has grown to £400 million over the past three years.

Mathewson steps up to the chair at transport group Stagecoach

SIR George Mathewson, a doyen of the Scottish business sector and former chief executive and chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland, is to become chairman of Stagecoach from 1 January 2011, the transport group announced yesterday.

Stagecoach revenues soar but it stays silent on rail fare increases

PERTH-based transport group Stagecoach cheered investors yesterday with a strong trading update unveiling across-the-board revenue increases as it stonewalled speculation that rail passengers face swingeing fare increases next January.

Dennis gears up on Stagecoach's £50m bus order

TRANSPORT group Stagecoach yesterday provided a major boost to Scottish bus builder Alexander Dennis as part of a £50 million order for a fleet of new vehicles.

Brian Souter shows heart with health drive for bus company staff

STAGECOACH founder Brian Souter has given up £250,000 of the bonus he earned last year to support a health screening service for the company's bus drivers.

Is it a bus, is it a train? No, it's supercoach

WITH the promise of cramped seats, stale sandwiches and broken air conditioning, the long-distance coach journey has never been the most comfortable way to travel.

Brian Souter urges government to spare bus fare concessions

STAGECOACH boss Brian Souter yesterday called on the government to wield any widespread deficit-cutting axe on road-building and rail infrastructure costs to protect areas such as concessionary bus fares.

Rail custom bodes well for Stagecoach and Go-Ahead

STAGECOACH and Go-Ahead step into the spotlight with trading updates and results.

Brian Souter faces takeover questions

STAGECOACH chief executive Brian Souter is likely to be quizzed on whether he remains keen on acquisitions in a consolidating transport sector when the Perth-based group posts its annual results this week.

Contractual dispute settlement saves Stagecoach £100 million

STAGECOACH dodged a potential £100 million dent in its revenues after a contractual dispute with the UK Department for Transport (DFT) was settled in the group's favour.

Souter strengthens presence in green sector with £2m deal

STAGECOACH boss Brian Souter has teamed up with the management of a specialist provider to the food and drink industry in a £2 million deal to buy the firm from its parent company.

Sunseeker deal sees bus boss Souter take to the boats

STAGECOACH boss Brian Souter was yesterday revealed to be part of a consortium of British and Irish investors who have paid £25 million for a majority stake in luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker International.

Stagecoach hopes it has right change in reshuffle

STAGECOACH has rung the bell and called "all change" after unveiling a reshuffle in the driving seats of its Scottish bus companies.

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