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Franchises - Articles and news items

Shortlist announced for the new West Coast Partnership and the South Eastern rail franchises

Rail industry news / 23 June 2017 /

The government has announced the shortlist for the new West Coast Partnership (WCP) rail franchise and the next South Eastern franchises.

FirstGroup and MTR order new trains for South Western rail franchise

Rail industry news / 20 June 2017 /

The new South Western franchise operators FirstGroup and MTR have signed an £895 million order for 90 new trains.

The challenges of rail franchising

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 23 May 2017 /

Stephen Joseph at Campaign for Better Transport discusses challenges faced in rail franchising and research CfBT has undertaken on this.