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DfT wanted more cost pressure on franchise

RAIL

08 June 2018
 

The DfT encouraged Transport for Wales to demand more from bidders for the Wales and Borders franchise at a late stage in the procurement, only to change its mind about three or four months ago, according to TfW. 

The DfT’s rethink appears to have coincided with concerns about “overbidding” for franchises when transport secretary Chris Grayling revealed earlier this year that the Stagecoach/Virgin Trains East Coast franchise would be cut short.

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