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Forget Bristol, DfT tells Welsh rail bidders

RAIL

08 December 2017
 

The DfT has said bidders for the 15-year Wales and Borders rail franchise must not propose any services to Bristol, despite the city’s proximity to South Wales. But transport secretary Chris Grayling told MPs last week that he looks forward to the franchise enhancing services to the city.

The prohibition is contained in the agency agreement, issued in September, which allowed the Welsh Government to invite final bids for the franchise. The UK Government has delayed the devolution of...

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