First Bus announces sale of its Manchester operation for £11m

Buses in Manchester Piccadilly
Bus operator First has announced it is selling its Manchester operation for £11.2m. The transport giant, which has its headquarters in Scotland, has sold the business to the Go-Ahead group. The sale includes the Queens Road depot in Cheetham Hill and the fleet of around 160 vehicles. First has been under pressure for months to sell because of poor service and high levels of dissatisfaction amongst customers. The deal does not include the Oldham and Bolton operations which 300 buses and more than 1,000 staff. There have... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...