\r\nAccording to a prior information notice published in the Official Journal of the European Union, the briefings will set out the procurement schedule, details of proposed features of the two franchises, and background information.\r\nThe length of the ScotRail franchise will be a maximum of 10 years with a break option after five years. The franchisee will be expected to improve train performance, introduce enhance passenger communication facilities, including onboard Wi-Fi, and work with infrastructure manager Network Rail on major upgrading projects, including the Edinburgh \u2013 Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) and the upgrading of the Perth \u2013 Inverness Highland Main Line. The winning bidder may also be required to procure new rolling stock.\r\nThe 15-year Caledonian Sleeper contract covers the operation of overnight services from London to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fort William, Inverness, and Aberdeen. Turnover for the service in the 2011-12 financial year was \u00a320m, but operating costs totalled \u00a325m and the total cost of operation between 2015 and 2030 is expected to be around \u00a3375m. Investment of \u00a3100m is planned during the new franchise, around half of which will come from the franchisee. Transport Scotland expects this investment to drive growth in ridership as the quality of the service improves.\r\nTendering for both contracts is expected to begin in the second quarter of next year.