Trenitalia joins FirstGroup to bid for UK franchises

Trenitalia has extensive experience of high speed operation in Italy, including open access competition. (Photo David Campione)

UK: Two weeks after the Italian state railway group entered the UK rail market by agreeing to acquire the Essex Thameside franchise from National Express, FS Italiane subsidiary Trenitalia UK announced on January 24 that it was joining FirstGroup to bid for the East Midlands franchise and the forthcoming West ...

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