Tuesday 27 October 2020

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::: Transport for London crisis grows as funding deadline looms

The Department for Transport has decided to abandon the franchising system.

The future franchise on this page had been planned but is not now expected to be awarded.

Replacement contracts of a new type may be announced later on.

From 20 September 2020 until some time in 2022 Emergency Recovery Measures Agreements are in force, which guarantee an income to operators and remove commercial risk.

Essex Thameside

Start date may be postponed by up to 7 railway reporting periods (28 weeks).

start date
November 2029
end date

owned by
(bidders awaited)

service area
Commuter and outer suburban services. London Fenchurch Street (limited service from Liverpool Street)-Tilbury/Basildon-Southend Central-Shoeburyness. Upminster-Grays.

will replace


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