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Rail News: Issue 327 10 Jul 2008

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MPs demand review of First Great Western franchise

An early day motion calling for an urgent review of the Great Western franchise has been signed by 26 MPs. The motion, tabled by Stroud MP David Drew last month, “notes with continuing concern the performance of First Great Western rail services”.

The motion expresses alarm that the December 2007 timetable saw the replacement of existing rolling stock with inferior Pacer units which is likely to result in slower, less comfortable and more crowded conditions for passengers. It calls...

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