Arriva Trains Wales
By Tom Burridge
Transport correspondent, BBC News
FirstGroup has announced that David Martin will join the transport group as its chairman.
Mr Martin, the former chief executive of Arriva, had been the top choice of activist investor Coast Capital to join FirstGroup's board.
However, The Times reported in June that Mr Martin had decided not to run.
Coast Capital has acquired a major stake in FirstGroup with the intention of implementing a boardroom shake-up.
On Wednesday, FirstGroup and Italy's Trenitalia were announced as the new operators of the West Coast Main Line London-to-Glasgow service.
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About 650 bus workers in Teesside, County Durham and parts of North Yorkshire will be voting this week on a revised pay offer tomorrow and Thursday.
Unite regional officer, Ray Sanderson said: “The ballot result will be announced on Friday morning.Copyright: PA
“We won’t be revealing the details of the revised offer until our members have a chance to consider and vote on the deal.”
Unite the union, said that the 10 days of strike action by the bus drivers scheduled from 00:01 on 27 January until 23:59 on 5 February have not been suspended, as that depends on the outcome of the ballot.
By Peter Shuttleworth
BBC Wales News
Trains have been delayed, roads have been closed and one village is on an evacuation alert.