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Rail News: Issue Issue 12 1 Jun 2010

Northern wins extension

Train operator Northern Rail has confirmed that it has secured a two-year extension to its franchise as a result of beating performance targets at the franchise. The Department for Transport revealed that operator, which is owned by a joint venture of Serco and Abellio, will now run the franchise until September 15 2013.

Commenting on the news, Ian Bevan, Northern Rail's managing director, said: "We've worked hard to turn this franchise into the thriving railway that it is today....

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