The Tide Is Finally Turning?

The Tide Is Finally Turning?

Well, who would have thought it my dear chums, after all this time it appears that according to the latest report from the guru who is my good friend Chris Cheek, the UK Bus industry has finally turned a corner. In fairness the positive signs have been sprouting for a...
First Glasgow About To Change Hands?

First Glasgow About To Change Hands?

Recent reports in the Scottish press are ripe with speculation that the mighty empire which is First in Glasgow may well be about to change hands and become a Council owned Bus Company. This is of course in line with two recent changes that have taken place. The first...
The Rotala Empire Expands As First Shrink

The Rotala Empire Expands As First Shrink

No real surprises really, as speculation was rife some months ago in the trade press that First were going to sell their Manchester based Bolton depot to Rotala. This was suggested when it was revealed that the Queens Road depot was to be sold to Go Ahead who have...
The Rise And Fall Of The UK Bus Giants…

The Rise And Fall Of The UK Bus Giants…

I suppose that it is truth that the older that you get, the more you begin to understand what you might call the circle of life. Yes, a well known Elton John soundtrack to a well known film and west end show. But, maybe more importantly what I am learning as I enter...
Trouble At Mill At Firstgroup…

Trouble At Mill At Firstgroup…

As someone who was there at almost the beginning of the First Group journey back in 1987, when it most certainly was not the huge beast that it was to become. It is genuine sadness that I look at just what is going on today. The bitter internal civil war that rages...