Franchise

THE Welsh government announced on May 23 that it intends to appoint KeolisAmey as Operator and Development Partner (ODP) for the Wales & Borders franchise and the South Wales Metro…
BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport, Mr Chris Grayling, has told Parliament that he has decided to take back direct control of the InterCity East Coast franchise from the Stagecoach-Virgin…
FIRST Group and Trenitalia have withdrawn from the competition to run the new East Midlands franchise as the partners seek to concentrate their resources on their bid for the West…
BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport Mr Chris Grayling announced in a statement to parliament on March 27 that vertical integration or a public private partnership (PPP) could be considered…
ITALIAN open-access high-speed operator NTV-Italo and Spanish national train operator Renfe have been granted permission by Britain’s Department for Transport (DfT) to participate in upcoming rail franchise competitions.
STAGECOACH, one of three groups selected by Britain’s Department for Transport (DfT) to bid for the new South Eastern franchise, has invited Alstom to join its bidding team. Provided the DfT…
BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport, Mr Chris Grayling, announced in parliament on February 5 that negotiations have been completed with Virgin Trains West Coast, a 51:49 joint venture between…
BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport Mr Chris Grayling informed the House of Commons on February 5 that the Department for Transport (DfT) is making contingency plans to take over…
WEST Midlands Trains, a joint venture of Abellio, JR East and Mitsui, has finalised two orders worth £680m for 107 new trains with Bombardier and CAF for the new West…
THE British government published a new strategic vision for the national rail network on November 29 which calls for closer integration between the state-owned infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) and…
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