Britain's Most Admired Companies 2013: Transport

Meet the companies who bring a new meaning to the phrase 'driving growth'.

Last Updated: 04 Dec 2013

Perth-based Stagecoach has beaten easyJet - last year's sector winner - to clinch the top spot. The bus and rail operator, which has seen revenues grow 8.2% to £2.8bn, now has its eye on taking over the state-run East Coast mainline. Second-placed easyJet has soared up the rankings to 9th overall to make boss Carolyn McCall the first female CEO of a BMAC Top 10 company. Ryanair reported its first fall in annual profits in five years, a shock that also caused BA and Iberia parent group IAG's shares to wobble. Branson's Virgin Trains claims the fifth spot again. Its latest £3.5m project to refresh its entire fleet of rolling stock and rid them of 'Pendolino pong' (the smell coming from lavatories) might help it to rise up the table next year.

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