Posts Tagged ‘ First Group ’

What is Lumo?

Sep 11th, 2021 | By

People will use Lumo because of the price and the convenience of travelling straight from one city centre to another.

Saturday snippets: 14th May 2016

May 14th, 2016 | By

Queues, a new rail service and the reopening of airlinks to Sharm El-Sheikh from Germany are some of Adrian’s thoughts this week.

Collecting train points

Jun 4th, 2014 | By
Image of GWR 125 train

We have been used to collecting supermarket points for years. But have you started collecting train points? No, this isn’t some train spotting scheme for anoraks but it can be a useful scheme if you play it properly.

Of airports and trains, politicians and brains…

Aug 28th, 2012 | By

This morning the Transport Secretary, Justine Greening has gathered media coverage by the shedload. Firstly she suggested that the appointment of First Group to run the west coast rail line would go ahead and secondly that there would be no u-turn on a third runway at Heathrow.

Rail Confusion

Aug 25th, 2012 | By

Amid all the brouhaha about Virgin Trains losing the west coast line rail franchise and First Group winning it, not much has been said about what is best for the traveller.

The government will say that by accepting the highest tender, it has gained the best deal for the taxpayer. Virgin argues that it has performed a good reliable service since it won.

The World of the Train

Sep 24th, 2010 | By

It’s a funny old world! Yes an old cliché to start an article but the last week has seen the best and the worst of the rail industry.
On the positive side, positive to over 55 year olds at least, we have seen the launch of another promotion by the First Group of their popular discounts. For £15, you can have return 2nd class (alright, standard class travel for purists) in any one zone. Seeing that one of the zones runs from Manchester to Penzance, this can be terrific value for money. Even better is that you don’t have to book up in advance. You can just turn up on the day and buy the ticket. The website is The offer runs until November 30th whereas a similar deal from Arriva Trains Wales runs until 11th December. Their website is