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Bus operator Go-Ahead Ireland wants to take the train

Go-Ahead Ireland's parent firm is one of the largest rail operators in Britain and wants to run Irish train services

24th February, 2019
Ed Wills, managing director of Go-Ahead Ireland Picture: Fergal Phillips

One of the biggest train operators in Britain is interested in running rail services here.

Go-Ahead Ireland, which operates several public bus routes here, is owned by one of Britain’s largest rail operators, Go-Ahead Group. A publicly listed company, it has a market share of around 30 per cent of rail passengers in Britain.

Ed Wills, managing director of Go-Ahead Ireland, said the company would be open to bidding for rail tenders here if...

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