Shares in Scottish bus giant Stagecoach soar as investors like look of National Express deal
- ByHerald Scotland-
By Scott Wright
By Scott Wright
The London markets rebounded on Tuesday as merger and acquisition activity helped to improve sentiment among traders.
STAGECOACH has opened talks with National Express over a potential merger.
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National Express Group PLC is an international transport company. The Company's segments include UK Bus, UK Coach, German Rail, North America (operates school bus and transit services), Spain and Morocco (operates bus and coach services), and Central functions. The UK Bus segment's services are operated from nine garages across the West Midlands. It also operates the Midland Metro light rail service between Birmingham and Wolverhampton. The UK Coach segment operates scheduled coach services in the United Kingdom. The German Rail segment operates the Rhine-Munster Express and the Rhine-Wupper-Bahn contracted rail services in Germany. The North America segment offers student transportation and transit services. Apart from the bus and coach services, the Spain and Morocco segment also operates service areas and other transport-related businesses, such as fuel distribution. The Company operates in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, North Africa, North America and the Middle East.