26 Mar '13, 1pm

Go-Ahead welcomes today's announcement by the Department for Transport on the long-term plans for rail franchising

Go-Ahead Group welcomes Government's long-term plans for rail franchising 26 March 2013 UK transport operator Go-Ahead has today welcomed the announcement by the Department for Transport (DfT) on the long-term plans for rail franchising. Group Chief Executive David Brown said: "The programme announced today will help restore confidence in the franchising process and enable operators to continue to build on the success of UK rail to date. It is also positive news that the Government intends to restart the Thameslink franchise bid process in September this year to ensure the timely delivery of the Thameslink programme. "We welcome the opportunity to agree extended contract terms for London Midland and Southeastern, which will enable the DfT to meet its objectives and assist the delivery of further improvements for passengers and taxpayers. "Go-Ahead will also continue to foc...

Full article: http://www.go-ahead.com/media/news/2013news/2013-03-26.aspx

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