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firstgroup

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firstgroup is a British transportation group, registered and operating in the United Kingdom. The company also operates transport services in Ireland, Canada, and the United States. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

In February 2007 firstgroup agreed to buy the US-based firm Laidlaw, an operator of inter-city coaches and yellow school buses across North America, for £1.9 billion (US$3.7 billion). This also gave it a controlling stake in Greyhound Lines, the largest bus operator in North America. The Greyhound name and the names of Canadian subsidiaries of Greyhound Canada were retained, and all other Laidlaw-owned services in the United States and Canada were rebranded under the first or Greyhound names, except for Voyageur Colonial and Grey Goose in Canada.

firstgroup is a British transportation group, registered and operating in the United Kingdom. The company also operates transport services in Ireland, Canada, and the United States. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

In February 2007 firstgroup agreed to buy the US-based firm Laidlaw, an operator of inter-city coaches and yellow school buses across North America, for £1.9 billion (US$3.7 billion). This also gave it a controlling stake in Greyhound Lines, the largest bus operator in North America. The Greyhound name and the names of Canadian subsidiaries of Greyhound Canada were retained, and all other Laidlaw-owned services in the United States and Canada were rebranded under the first or Greyhound names, except for Voyageur Colonial and Grey Goose in Canada.

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