Tag Archives: Transpennine

New franchisees’ plans

The detail is now beginning to emerge about what we can expect under the new franchises for Northern and Trans-Pennine. First Group have retained the franchise for TransPennine, though the ownership structure is a bit different from the previous franchise. … Continue reading

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Re-franchising of Northern and TransPennine Express – Invitation to Tender published

The Department for Transport has now published their requirements for the Northern and TransPennine Express franchises in the form of Invitations To Tender. They have also published a Stakeholder Briefing Document, which summarises the responses received to the consultation and … Continue reading

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Shortlisted bidders for the new Northern franchises

The Department for Transport have now announced the list of shortlisted bidders for the Northern and TransPennine franchises. Anyone who advocates a return to a state-run, state-owned railway will be pleased, as all three of the bidders for the Northern … Continue reading

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Closure of Manchester Victoria station, Friday 27th December to 1st January – alternative arrangements

There will be no trains into Victoria from Friday 27th to Wednesday 1st. The main work being carried out is the lowering of track underneath Cheetham Hill Road bridge, which is at the eastern end of Victoria station, in preparation … Continue reading

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