Trains will continue to run as normal with SE Trains vowing to focus on improving the passenger experience on one of the UK’s busiest commuter networks.
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The UK government has announced the formation of a new public body, Great British Railways, which will bring the UK's railways under single, accountable national leadership.
It has been announced that ScotRail services will be provided within Scottish Government ownership from the expiry of the current ScotRail franchise, currently expected in March 2022.
In order to continue delivering its transformation plan, as well as protect jobs and services, the Wales and Borders franchise, as of 7 February 2021, is now operating under public ownership.
The agreement with DfT has outlined that FirstGroup will not be required pay a pre-existing franchise agreement termination sum for Avanti, but must pay a contribution of £33.2 million for SWR.
Transport for Wales, Keolis and Amey have reached an agreement which outlines a sustainable way forward for delivering their ambitious objectives for rail despite the effects of COVID-19.
The move will help to secure the future of passenger services in Wales and the Borders area and protect jobs in the face of COVID-19.
With the UK rail network set to end franchising, Logistics UK has called for rail freight operations to be safeguarded during the reform.
As part of its efforts to connect the UK's fragmented rail network and support operators through COVID-19, the UK government has begun the process to end railway franchising.
The new Direct Award Contract has been awarded by the Department for Transport to Govia for the continued operation of the Southeastern franchise.
British open-access operator, Hull Trains, has temporarily suspended all train services following a significant drop in passenger numbers as a result of unprecedented circumstances surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
The UK Government has officially taken over the running of services across the Northern network, marking a new start for the future of the franchise.
Prior to Northern operating under new ownership, leaders across the North of England are calling for stronger commitments to rail infrastructure developments.
In an interview with Global Railway Review, Richard Scott, Partnerships and Strategy Director for the West Coast Partnership, explains what Avanti West Coast will focus on, going forward, to deliver a better passenger experience.
Arriva's Northern franchise will be transferred to the Operator of Last Resort as of 1 March 2020, announces UK Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps.