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Grayling rejects splitting up GWR

RAIL

03 August 2018
Great Western: no change
Great Western: no change

 

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has decided against splitting up the Great Western Railway franchise.

The present franchise combines InterCity, regional and Thames Valley commuter services previously operated by three franchises. In a consultation on the next franchise published earlier this year, the DfT said one possible option was a separate franchise for all GWR services south-west of Bristol. 

Local government in that region raised several concerns about this idea, including loss...

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