Who we are

FirstGroup plc is the leading transport operator in the UK and North America with revenues of over £6.4 billion a year. We employ approximately 125,000 staff and transport some 2.5 billion passengers a year.

First Student

The largest provider of student transportation in North America with a fleet of approximately 57,000 yellow school buses, carrying some 6 million students every day across the US and Canada.

First Transit

As one of the largest private sector providers of transit management and contracting in North America First Transit manages public transport systems on behalf of city transit authorities. It is also one of the largest providers of airport shuttle bus services in the US and manages paratransit operations, call centres and other light transit activities.

First Services, a division of First Transit, is the largest private sector provider of vehicle maintenance and ancillary support services in the US, providing fleet maintenance for public sector customers such as the Federal Government and fire and police departments. It also provides support services to public and private sector clients.


Greyhound is the only national provider of scheduled intercity coach services in the US and Canada. Based in Dallas, Greyhound provides scheduled passenger services to approximately 3,800 destinations carrying approximately 20 million passengers a year.

UK Bus

The Group is Britain's largest bus operator running more than one in five of all local bus services. A fleet of some 8,000 buses carries approximately 2.5 million passengers a day in more than 40 major towns and cities. We also operate Greyhound UK providing regular services between London and the south coast, between Cardiff and Swansea and between London and Glasgow.

UK Rail

We operate two passenger franchises - First TransPennine Express and Great Western Railway - and one open access operator, First Hull Trains


With our partner DSB, we operate rail services in and between Denmark and Sweden.


Keolis are one of the largest bus operators in France and are the largest foreign operator in the UK. We take a multimodal perspective to provide high quality and value for money transport links (buses, coaches, trains, trams and ferry services.  Our objective is for our group to be a major contributor to more efficient, better integrated, local public transport systems throughout the networks we operate.

We are passionate about building innovative and successful businesses by fostering an entrepeneurial culture. We succeed by encouraging and generating new ideas and by trusting our people to deliver.  We embrace change and, by taking measured risks, encourage creative thinking. With our level of commitment, we at Keolis can deliver on our promise of "moving further together". Our vision for tomorrow is that Keolis becomes the public transport provider of choice. Passengers, their comfort and security are key drivers to our success.

  • 160 subsidiaries in 13 countries
  • 45,500 employees. (29,500 in France, 16,000 outside France)
  • 3.4 billion euros turnover in 2009 (+5% on 2008)
  • 2 billion passengers in 2009

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