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2004-01-29 SRA-001
Strategic Rail Authority


Bids invited for East Coast franchise

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East Coast Main Line
Intercity East Coast

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Strategic Rail Authority

Bids invited for East Coast franchise

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29 January 2004
source Strategic Rail Authority
type Press release

The Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) today advertised the Intercity East Coast rail franchise to potential bidders.

The SRA has invited expressions of interest in the new franchise to operate long distance services on this key route. The franchise, planned to commence in April 2005, is expected to be for a period of 7 to 10 years.

The franchise operates long distance high-speed services linking London Kings Cross with parts of East Anglia and the East Midlands, Yorkshire, Humberside, the North East of England and Scotland.

Note to Editors
1. The Intercity East Coast franchise is currently operated by GNER
Holdings Ltd. under a two-year extension to its franchise, expiring in
April 2005.
2. An 'OJEU notice' has been issued relating to this invitation.

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