LONDON (dpa-AFX) - Go-Ahead Group Plc (GOG.L) in its interim management statement for the period from January 1, 2012 to April 25, 2012 said trading in the third quarter had been solid and added that its expectations for the full year to June 30, 2012 remain unchanged.
David Brown, Group chief executive of Go-Ahead, stated, 'In bus, our focus of operating in urban areas, predominantly in the South East, combined with our strategy of local management and marketing has continued to deliver growth. Our sector leading London bus business performed strongly in the quarter and we were pleased to announce the acquisition of the Northumberland Park depot in North London, demonstrating our long term confidence in this market. Our rail businesses continue to perform well and we were delighted to have been shortlisted for the Thameslink franchise. Whilst we continue to be cautious about the wider economic outlook, we remain confident that we will deliver a full year result in line with our expectations.'
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