First MTR joint venture wins South Western franchise

The Department for Transport has named the First MTR South Western Trains Ltd joint venture as preferred bidder for the next South Western passenger operating franchise.

UK: The First MTR South Western Trains Ltd joint venture of the UK's FirstGroup (70%) and Hong Kong's MTR Corp (30%) has been selected as preferred bidder for the next South Western passenger operating franchise, the Department for Transport announced on March 27.

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