|Bid||44.08 x 0|
|Ask||44.22 x 0|
|Day's range||43.72 - 48.32|
|52-week range||25.00 - 134.20|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||1.50|
|PE ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Forward dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|Ex-dividend date||09 Jan 2013|
|1y target est||N/A|
Under the new contract, capacity will be boosted by 20,000 seats per week and more drivers and on-board staff will be deployed.
Under the new contracts, FirstGroup and Go-Ahead will not be exposed to the impact of changes in passenger demand.
Britain extended state support to keep its rail network moving during the pandemic, providing private train companies with less lucrative temporary contracts ahead of a shake-up of the way the system operates. Britain privatised its railways in the 1990s with a franchising model that paid out to companies including UK-listed FirstGroup and Go-Ahead as well as Arriva, owned by German state-owned Deutsche Bahn [DBN.UL] and Abellio, owned by the Dutch national rail operator. "The model of privatisation adopted 25 years ago has seen significant rises in passenger numbers, but this pandemic has proven that it is no longer working," Transport minister Grant Shapps said in a statement.