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Rail News: Issue Issue 09 2 Mar 2010

ORR rejects Arriva bid for Mid Wales to London rail service

The Office of Rail Regulation has rejected an application by Arriva Trains Wales to introduce a direct rail service between Aberystwyth and London Marylebone.

In rejecting the application, the ORR said that ATW had overstated the size of the potential market for such a service and the only alternative to make the service viable would be to abstract revenue from other operators.

ATW said that the main focus of the proposal was to unlock the potential of the Mid Wales rail market which has no...

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