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First looks for new ‘concession’ approach to work with Labour Government

Peter Stonham
19 June 2024
First wants to expand its open access operations as part of its Lumo business
First wants to expand its open access operations as part of its Lumo business
 

The chief of FirstGroup has pointed to London on how its future might work as it faces the potential nationalisation of the railways after the General Election.

Graham Sutherland backed the way Transport for London blends public control of its network with services operated by the private sector.

“Any concerns around existing national rail contracts could be resolved with a concession-type agreement that TfL runs”, he told the Evening Standard.

“We think that gives public...

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