- Stagecoach Group said it had made a 'good' start to its financial year through April, with its forecast for adjusted earnings per share broadly unchanged from when full year results were announced in June.

In the 16 weeks to August 18, revenue at the company's regional bus operations had risen 3.2%, though London bus revenue had fallen 2.2%.

Revenue in North America, but this time for the fourth months to August 30, was down 3.8%.

UK rail revenue -- again for the 16 weeks to 18 August -- was up 2.1% and Virgin Rail Group revenue was up 5.3%.

The next planned update was the announcement of the company's interim results for the half-year ended 27 October, due on 5 December.

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