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First Great Western to terminate its franchise early

Will Berkshire have a new train operator this time next year? First Group - which owns First Great Western - has announced this morning that it wants to terminate its franchise three years early.

It means the company will avoid paying the government more than £1bn.

Mark Hopwood is the Managing Director of First Great Western and Andrew Peach asked him why are you bailing out?

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Wed 11 May 2011 07:00

World War One At Home

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Discover incredible stories about Berkshire during WW1.

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