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This is just a quick post to let you know that the Department for Transport have shortlisted the companies who are in the running for the new West Midlands Rail Franchise. In case you missed the last post, this franchise covers our line. The companies are:

  • London and West Midlands Railway Company, a subsidiary of Govia
  • West Midlands Trains Ltd., a subsidiary of Abellio Group
  • MTR Corporation (West Midlands Rail) Ltd.

All the details can be found on the Department for Transport’s website. The successful bidder will start running our services from October 2017.

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One Response to Shortlist announced for the new rail franchise

  1. I believe however takes over must look at the East West project and spend time trying to bring this forward.
    Better services between Bedford And Milton Keynes including Sunday and Bank Holiday working.Also speed up Bedfor to Oxford even if it means using current rolling stock