FirstGroup plc is the world’s leading transport company with annualized revenues of over £5 billion a year. The company employs over 137,000 staff throughout the UK and North America and transports more than 2.5 billion passengers a year.

Besides being Britain’s largest bus operator FirstGroup operates rail passenger and freight services in the UK. Ab Ovo and technology partner Quintiq provide a comprehensive resource optimization solution for Firstgroup. Following a successful pilot with First ScotRail, the solution will be implemented at all four of First’s rail passenger franchises (First ScotRail, First TransPennine Express, First Capital Connect and First Great Western).