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Railways, Northeast England

Rail franchise for the North East?

Local authorities in North East England are considering asking the DfT to create a rail franchise for the region.

Local services in the area were  expected to be part of a new North of England franchise being promoted by the Greater Manchester, South and West Yorkshire city regions, which would combine the existing Northern Rail and TransPennine Express franchises. But, while that remains an option, the authorities in the North East, including the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport...

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