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Plans unveiled for partnerships to jointly manage tracks and trains

Deniz Huseyin
29 November 2017
Chris Grayling: We need to build a new model for the 2020s and beyond, one more able to deal with the huge rise in passenger numbers and the challenges of an increasingly congested network.
Chris Grayling: We need to build a new model for the 2020s and beyond, one more able to deal with the huge rise in passenger numbers and the challenges of an increasingly congested network.

 

New teams that jointly operate passenger services and manage tracks forms the centerpiece of government plans to improve the railways. Public-private partnerships will be set up to run both trains and track. East Coast Mainline would be the first partnership to be introduced from 2020, under a sole management team, a single brand and overseen by a single leader.

Meanwhile, a joint team would be formed to run the East Midlands franchise after next year’s franchise competition. 

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