Monthly Archives: October 2016

Four foreign firms bid for Welsh franchise

Four foreign companies have been shortlisted (pre-qualified) by the Welsh Government to bid for the new Wales & Borders franchise and Metro. The franchise will commence in October 2018 following a public consultation in early 2017 and a contract award later in the year. Continue reading Four foreign firms bid for Welsh franchise

Passenger train operators contribute over £700m to  DfT

Latest ORR analysis shows that there has been little annual change in the net contribution – the difference between payments made to and received from the DfT – by the franchised passenger train operators over the previous year.  In 2015/16 the net contribution from 18 TOCs totalled £732.9m as against £731.4m in 2014/15. Continue reading Passenger train operators contribute over £700m to DfT

Mixed fortunes for Scottish airport links

The first phase of a new station for Inverness Airport has been given the go ahead, but a multimillion pound scheme for a rail link connecting Aberdeen International Airport with a new exhibition and conference centre in the city has been grounded for financial reasons. Continue reading Mixed fortunes for Scottish airport links