Virgin & Stagecoach join forces with SNCF for West Coast bid

Pendolino tilting

Virgin Trains and Stagecoach will partner with the French high speed operator, SNCF, in their bid for the combined West Coast and HS2 rail franchise. The Government has announced that the West Coast Partnership franchise will run from 2019, that it will include the first few years of operation of HS2, and that bidders must […]

Govia wins Thameslink franchise

Govia will use Siemens Class 700 rolling stock on the new Thameslink franchise. Image credit: London SE1 on Flickr.

Govia has won the franchise to operate the TSGN (Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern) franchise from September. The Go-Ahead and Keolis joint venture fended off competition from both First Group and Stagecoach to secure the deal which will combine what is currently the¬†First Capital Connect, Southern and the Gatwick Express franchises. In a press release, […]

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