Franchise

BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) announced on March 1 that it has shortlisted three bidders for a contract to operate the East Midlands franchise from next year.
ABELLIO has reached an agreement to sell a 40% stake in Britain’s Greater Anglia franchise to Mitsui.
NATIONAL Express Group has agreed in principle to sell its c2c rail franchise in Britain to Italian State Railways’ (FS) train operating subsidiary Trenitalia for around £70m, subject to approval…
BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) confirmed on November 4 that services on the initial London - Birmingham phase of High Speed 2 (HS2) will be included in the forthcoming Inter…
THE Transport Committee of Britain’s House of Commons wants the Department for Transport to “get a grip” on monitoring and enforcing the troubled Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) franchise…
THE economy and infrastructure secretary of the Welsh government, Mr Ken Skates, has announced that four companies have been pre-qualified for the new Wales and Borders railway franchise which will…
BRITAIN’s East Midlands franchise will need to see renewal and expansion of its train fleet to meet the demands of the next decade, according to a report published on September…
BRITAIN's Department for Transport published an invitation to tender (ITT) for the South Western franchise on July 4, calling for increased frequencies and accelerated services on routes from London Waterloo.
MTR Corporation has pulled out of the competition for Britain's West Midlands franchise, leaving just two shortlisted bidders in the running.
MTR Corporation and FirstGroup announced on June 16 that they will form a joint venture to bid for Britain's South Western franchise after the arrangement was approved by the Department…
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