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Detail: Issue 593 30 Mar 2012

Rail franchise bidders announced

The Bidders to run the Great Western, Thameslink and Essex Thameside rail franchises have been announced by the Government.

The bidders for the Great Western franchise are: First Great Western Trains Ltd (FirstGroup plc); GW Trains Ltd (Arriva UK Trains Ltd – DB (UK) Investments Ltd); NXGW Trains Ltd (National Express Group PLC); and Stagecoach Great Western Trains Ltd (Stagecoach Group plc). The Invitation to Tender will be issued in May 2012 and the winner will be announced in December...

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