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Stagecoach is to acquire the First South West bus operations in Plymouth and South Devon, with the transfer of 255 staff.

Stagecoach has submitted plans to relocate its Exeter bus depot to the park and ride site at Matford.

Stagecoach is looking to recruit 30 additional staff for its bus depots in Fife, Angus, Dundee and Perthshire.

Stagecoach has acquired Norfolk Green, the bus company with 70 vehicles and 160 staff.

Stagecoach is to invest £75m in the purchase of new buses and coaches, and the Alexander Dennis plant in Falkirk will build 351 of the vehicles.

Stagecoach has acquired the Birkenhead and Chester bus businesses of First Group for £4.5m, with the transfer of 110 vehicles and 290 staff.

Stagecoach is to acquire the Manchester-based bus operations of Bluebird for £2m, including 40 vehicles and 80 staff.

Stagecoach has sold its Metrolink tram operation in Manchester to Ratp Developpement of France for undisclosed terms.

Stagecoach is to sell its Preston Bus business to Rotala.

Stagecoach is to acquire East London Bus Group, the operator of 1,400 buses, for £60m, in a pre-pack administration through KPMG.

Stagecoach has completed the acquisition of Islwyn Transport from Caerphilly Council for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of 33 buses and 62 staff.

Stagecoach is to invest £70m in the purchase of 420 new buses and coaches, due to rising demand for its services.

Stagecoach is to acquire Preston Bus, the Lancashire-based bus operator with 300 staff, for an estimated £5m.

Stagecoach has acquired Eastbourne Buses, which has 150 staff and 70 vehicles, from Eastbourne Borough Council, and will invest £1.5m in new greener buses.

Stagecoach is to close its bus depot in Louth in September, and the staff will relocate to sites in Grimsby and Skegness.

Stagecoach has acquired Highland Country Buses and Orkney Coaches from Rapsons Coaches, with the transfer of 200 vehicles, 400 staff and bus depots in Inverness, Aviemore, Fort William, Portree, Thurso, Wick and Orkney.

Stagecoach is to invest £71m in the acquisition of 584 new buses, in order to improve inner-city and rural services throughout the country.

Stagecoach is planning to set up a £4m fast ferry service between Torquay and Brixham by 2009.

Stagecoach has acquired Cooks Coaches, the Somerset-based coach operator with 60 vehicles and 112 staff, for undisclosed terms.

Stagecoach and Scottish Citylink have been ordered by the Competition Commission to sell off some of their inter-city bus services in Scotland, in order to win approval for their joint venture.

Stagecoach is to invest £11m in the acquisition of 45 new Volvo and Plaxton coaches for its budget Megabus operation by next May.

Stagecoach is to sell its London bus operations to Macquarie of Australia for £264m, including 1,300 buses and 4,300 staff.

Stagecoach is planning to set up a hovercraft service across the Forth between Fife and Edinburgh by late 2007.

Stagecoach is planning to expand its fleet by investing £50m in the purchase or more than 460 new buses.

Stagecoach has acquired Traction Group, the bus operator with services in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Tayside, for £26m.

Stagecoach is to sell its New Zealand bus and ferry operations to Infratil for about £100m.

Stagecoach has acquired Glenvale Transport, the Merseyside-based bus company, for £3.4m.

Stagecoach is to expand its nationwide bus operations over the next 12 months, having ordered 340 new vehicles from Alexander Dennis, MAN and Optare.

Stagecoach is to close its bus depot in Kirkcaldy next spring, in order to relocate up to 200 jobs to Glenrothes and Aberhill.

Stagecoach has sold its Coach USA taxi operations in Texas to Texas Taxi for £17m.

Stagecoach has sold its Citybus business in Hong Kong to New World First Bus Services for £176m.

Stagecoach has agreed to sell the west and south-central regions of Coach USA to merchant bank Kohlberg & Co for £93m.

Stagecoach has agreed to sell its Coach USA Transit bus operations in the US to First Transit, a subsidiary of First Group, for about £15m.

Stagecoach is selling its Portuguese bus operations to an unnamed company for £14m, as part of a strategy to focus on the UK, US, New Zealand and Hong Kong.

Stagecoach is planning to build a new £4m bus depot in Gloucester, and the old bus garage could be sold to developers.

Stagecoach has sold Glasgow Prestwick International Airport to an international consortium led by Infrastructure & Utilities of New Zealand for £33m, and the site will be managed by Omniport.

Stagecoach has submitted plans for the development of a multiplex cinema and entertainment centre at the bus station site in Exeter.

Stagecoach Cumberland has applied to Copeland council for planning permission to set up a new call centre in Whitehaven, which will involve the transfer of 12 customer enquiry workers currently employed at the bus station.

Stagecoach has acquired JW Coaches & Taxis of Banchory, Deeside, in order to expand its public transport business in the north-east of Scotland.

Stagecoach has announced a conditional agreement to sell its Porterbrook train leasing business to Abbey National for £773m, and will use the proceeds to reduce debt.

Stagecoach is to sell Swebus to Concordia Bus Sweden for £100m, in order to refocus its bus operation on the US and Asia.

Stagecoach is considering plans for a US listing, following the acquisition of Coach USA for £1.16bn.

Stagecoach is planning to acquire Citybus, the Hong Kong bus operator, for £178m, with some of the funding coming from a £140m share placing.

Stagecoach has acquired the Yellow Bus Company in Auckland, New Zealand, for £35m, having beaten off rival bids from a number of other international companies.

Stagecoach has acquired a 49% stake in Virgin Rail for £158m, which means that Virgin will not now go-ahead with a planned flotation.

Stagecoach has bought Prestwick International, the operator of the Glasgow airport, for £41m, and is creating a new company called Stagecoach Aviation.

Stagecoach has acquired South Yorkshire Supertram, which operates around Sheffield, for £1.15m.

Stagecoach Holdings has bought Swebus, the Swedish bus operator, for £116m.

Stagecoach Holdings is buying another bus company - GM Buses South, the Manchester bus operator, for £41m - but now plans to concentrate on rail franchises.

Stagecoach has bought Devon General and Bayline, the Devon bus companies with 320 vehicles, for up to £16.1m.

Stagecoach has acquired the 7 year franchise to run South West Trains, while The Great Western and London, Tilbury and Southend have been sold to management-employee teams.

Stagecoach Holdings is buying Cambus, the bus operator in Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Peterborough, for £12.6m.