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2004-02-13 GCR-001
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Rail Regulator includes provisions for Grand Central's planned services in new Trans-Pennine track access contract

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Grand Central

Rail Regulator includes provisions for Grand Central's planned services in new Trans-Pennine track access contract

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13 February 2004
source Grand Central
type Press release

The Board of Grand Central welcomes the reference to its planned cross-Pennine rail services in the track access contract which the Office of the Rail Regulator (“ORR”) has approved, between Network Rail and First/Keolis Transpennine Limited (“FKT”), operator of the new Trans-Pennine franchise.

In approving the contract, which enabled the new franchise to begin operations on 1 February, the ORR has taken steps to protect the proposals submitted by Grand Central to introduce a new and improved standard of rail travel for passengers across Northern England.

FKT’s contract has been amended, on the direction of the Regulator, in order to allow its terms to be altered to take into account the Grand Central proposals. This situation has arisen because Network Rail has been unable to deliver the required timetable data that is needed as part of the evaluation of Grand Central’s application, which was submitted to the ORR in October 2003.

Ian Yeowart, Managing Director of Grand Central, comments:

"We are pleased to note the actions taken by the Regulator in amending the contracts of another operator, in order to protect our proposal. With no prospect of new rolling stock from the new franchised train operator for nearly three years, we believe that our service, using fully-refurbished Inter-City rolling stock, will generate significant numbers of new passengers who believe that present services do not meet their needs in terms of service quality and cost".

To read full details of the approval granted by the Office of the Rail Regulator:


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