East Anglia franchise is ‘deliberately ambitious’

Greater Anglia Managing Director Jamie Burles was joined by Rail Minister Paul Maynard (centre) and Mark Pendlington of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (second from right) to launch the nine-year franchise on October 17.

UK: ‘This is a deliberately ambitious franchise’, insisted Rail Minister Paul Maynard, speaking at London Liverpool Street station on October 17 to mark the launch of Abellio’s nine year contract to operate the East Anglia franchise. ‘We are using the franchise system to deliver a step change in quality’.

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