West Coast Partnership franchise to include HS2 launch

DfT confirmed that a short-term contract of around 12 months would be required to cover the operation of ICWC services when the current franchise held by Virgin Trains expires in 2018.

UK: ‘I want to be very clear that this is a new type of franchise requiring a new kind of approach to bidding’, said Transport Minister Paul Maynard said on November 4, confirming that the franchise which is to replace the current InterCity West Coast franchise from April 2019 would ...

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