The Department for Transport has annouced its plans for the Great Western franchise competition, which was halted last year following the discovery of problems with the letting of the franchise for the West Coast Main Line.
The current franchise, held by First Great Western, will now run until October. Negotiations for an additional two-year contract will also commence, while longer-term proposals for the franchise will be set out in the spring. For further information click here.
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