Rail franchise award

Bicester Advertiser: Rail franchise award Rail franchise award

THE Great Western franchise may be directly awarded to train operator First Great Western (FGW) for another five years, from 2015 to 2020, without a tendering process, officials have said.

The Department for Transport had previously suggested a full franchising competition could be held to select an operator to run services for up to 10 years.

But it has now said it was considering awarding FGW a contract running for five years from September 2015, while major modernisation of the Great Western main line is completed.

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8:57am Thu 20 Mar 14

yabbadabbadoo256 says...

your joking right?

Just give it to DB (Owners of Chiltern) they will sort it out
your joking right? Just give it to DB (Owners of Chiltern) they will sort it out yabbadabbadoo256
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12:22pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

Fair enough.

The existing experienced operator may be the best company for the job during the considerable upheavel on the line over the next 4-5 years during electrification of the Great Western Mainline.

At least Oxford residents will soon have the choice of travelling into Marylebone.
Fair enough. The existing experienced operator may be the best company for the job during the considerable upheavel on the line over the next 4-5 years during electrification of the Great Western Mainline. At least Oxford residents will soon have the choice of travelling into Marylebone. Andrew:Oxford
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