June 22, 2017

Bidders for South Eastern franchise confirmed

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BRITAIN’s Department for Transport revealed its shortlist of bidders for the South Eastern franchise on June 22.

The four bidders comprise:

• South Eastern Holdings, a joint venture between Abellio and East Japan Railway Company/Mitsui

• London and South East Passenger Rail Services, a subsidiary of Govia

• Stagecoach South Eastern Trains, and

• Trenitalia UK.

The new franchise will start in December 2018.

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