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2013-03-26 EAS-001
East Coast


East Coast franchise: statement for publication or broadcast

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East Coast franchise: statement for publication or broadcast

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2013-03-26 Fresh start for franchising (Department for Transport)


26 March 2013
source East Coast
type Press release

Statement following press release from the Department for Transport (DfT) regarding rail franchising, including timescales for the return of the East Coast franchise to the private sector:

An East Coast spokesman said: "We always believed that a return of this franchise to the private sector was inevitable.

"Since we took over in 2009, we have repaid more than £640m to the taxpayer, achieved record-breaking customer satisfaction and the best performance on the route since records began in 1999.

"We are working on a plan for the next five years of the franchise which will consider some major decisions and projections for growth. This will be available to assist the future owner, whoever that is."


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