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Timetable announced to let Greater Western and Essex Thameside franchises

The Department for Transport has announced the timetables for letting the new Greater Western and Essex Thameside rail franchises. OJEU notices inviting expressions of interest have been published for both franchises. Both contracts will be for 15 years.

The shortlist for the Greater Western franchise will be announced by May 2012 with the successful bidder selected in December 2012 and the contract commencing in April 2013.

The Shortlist for the Essex Thameside franchise will be announced by...

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