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FirstGroup Join The CCTV User Group

Updated: Sep 29, 2023

FirstGroup PLC is a leading private sector provider of public transport services





We are delighted to welcome FirstGroup Plc as one of our Business Partner members. This demonstrates their commitment to operating CCTV in a transparent and accountable way, whilst helping to keep their passengers and staff safe.


A FirstGroup spokesman wrote "With £4.8 billion in revenue and around 30,000 employees, we transported more than 1.8m passengers a day in 2022/23. Each of our divisions is a leader in its field: First Bus is the second largest regional bus operator in the UK, serving two-thirds of the country’s 15 largest conurbations with a fleet of more than 4,500 buses, and carrying more than a million passengers a day.


First Rail is the UK’s largest rail operator, with many years of experience running long-distance, commuter, regional and sleeper rail services. We operate a fleet of more than 3,500 locomotives and rail carriages through three management fee-based train operating companies (Avanti West Coast, GWR, SWR) and two open access routes (Hull Trains and Lumo). We are formally committed to operating a zero-emission First Bus fleet by 2035, and First Rail will help support the UK Government’s goal to remove all diesel-only trains from service by 2040.


Surveillance camera systems are deployed extensively throughout FirstGroup, and these systems form part of a complex landscape of ownership, operation, and accountability to keep our passengers, the wider public and our employees safe."


A FirstGroup Manager said "‘Having taken up a new role, I’m personally very keen to build my professional network and understanding around emerging surveillance camera capabilities. The CCTV User Group provides a fantastic resource, allowing FirstGroup to share and identify best practice beyond our traditional transport industry boundaries."

A CCTV User Group spokesman said "We are delighted that FirstGroup have joined the UK's most well established & respected CCTV group. We look forward to working with them going forward. Hopefully, we will be able to identify synergies with our local government members and other business partners which, when working together, can lead to greater safety within the public realm.

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