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Thursday 10 August, 2017

Go-Ahead Group PLC

Go-Ahead awarded Outer Dublin bus contract

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Go-Ahead Group PLC
10 August 2017
 

The Go-Ahead Group plc  4 Matthew Parker Street, London, SW1H 9NP
Telephone 020 7799 8999


 

PRESS RELEASE

10 August 2017

 

THE GO-AHEAD GROUP PLC

("GO-AHEAD" OR "THE GROUP")

 

 

Go-Ahead awarded Outer Dublin Metropolitan Area bus contract

 

The Go-Ahead Group is pleased to have been chosen by Ireland's National Transport Authority (NTA) to operate bus services in the Outer Dublin area.

The contract, which is the first open tender process run by the NTA, comprises 24 routes, 125 buses and around 350 drivers.

Similar to the structure of Go-Ahead's bus contracts in London and Singapore, the contract will run for five years, from late 2018, with a possible two year extension.

Go-Ahead Chief Executive, David Brown, said:

"We are pleased to have the opportunity to work in partnership with the National Transport Authority to deliver a vital service to people living and working in and around Dublin. 

"Ireland's economic growth and planned public transport investments offer an exciting opportunity for us as we execute our strategy of targeted expansion into new markets. 

"Drawing on expertise in employee engagement and customer experience gained in cities like London and Singapore, we will provide a service that links communities and takes care of people's journeys."

ENDS

 

For further information, please contact:

The Go-Ahead Group


Holly Gillis, Head of Investor Relations

 020 7799 8984

 

Citigate Dewe Rogerson


Angharad Couch/ Eleni Menikou/Toby Moore

 020 7638 9571



 

GO-AHEAD 

Go-Ahead is a leading UK public transport operator, providing high quality services in the bus and rail sectors. Employing around 29,000 people across the country, over one billion passenger journeys are undertaken on our services each year. We are committed to operating our companies in a safe, socially and environmentally responsible way and are proud to have been accredited with triple Carbon Trust Standard for reductions in carbon, water and waste. In addition to the travelling public, our customers include the Department for Transport, Transport for London (TfL) and local authorities.

BUS 

Go-Ahead is one of the UK's largest bus operators. With a fleet of around 5,200 buses, we carry over two million passengers every day. Our operations are focused on high density commuter markets. We have a strong presence in London, with around 24 per cent market share, where we provide regulated services for TfL. Outside London, we operate services in Oxford, East Anglia, the South East, Southern and north east England. In September 2016, the Group began operating a bus contract in Singapore, on behalf of the Land Transport Authority.

 

RAIL 

The rail operation, Govia, is 65 per cent owned by Go-Ahead and 35 per cent by Keolis. It is the largest rail operation in the UK, responsible for over 30 per cent of all UK passenger rail journeys through its rail franchises: GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway) Southeastern and London Midland. 

Disclaimer

Certain statements included in this press release contain forward-looking information concerning the Group's strategy, operations, financial performance or condition, outlook, growth opportunities or circumstances in the sectors or markets in which the Group operates. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve uncertainty because they depend of future circumstances, and relate to events, not all of which are within the Group's control or can be produced by the Group. Although the Group believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct.  Nothing in this press release should be construed as a profit forecast and no part of these results constitutes, or shall be taken to constitute, an invitation or inducement to invest in The Go-Ahead Group plc or any other entity, and must not be relied upon in any way in connection with any investment decision.  Except as required by law, the Group undertakes no obligation to update any forward looking statement. 


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