Arriva Trains Wales

  1. FirstGroup investor gets its man

    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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    Video caption: 'Packed' - it's not what Welsh passengers want to hear

    There's 'no quick fixes' to overcrowding on Welsh trains - and some passengers are fed up

  3. Arriva bus drivers to ballot on revised pay offer

    Lucy Moody


    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.

    It comes after hundreds of Arriva bus drivers staged strike action in a dispute over pay.

    Unite regional officer, Ray Sanderson said: “The ballot result will be announced on Friday morning.

    Arriva buses

    “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.

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    Video caption: Storm Callum causes chaos across south Wales

    Trains have been delayed, roads have been closed and one village is on an evacuation alert.