The transport group says it is "extremely concerned" after being disqualified over a pensions row. : Stagecoach says it is "extremely concerned" after the Department for Transport (DfT) barred it from three UK rail franchise bids. The DfT says the bids for the East Midlands, South Eastern and West Coast franchises were "non-compliant" because they did not meet pensions rules. Martin Griffiths, chief executive of Scotland-based Stagecoach, has called for an "urgent meeting" with the DfT. Mr Griffiths said in a statement: "We are extremely concerned at both the DfT's decision and its timing.