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2013-03-26 LON-001
London Midland


London Midland franchise extended to 2017

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London Midland

London Midland franchise extended to 2017

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26 March 2013
source London Midland
type Press release

London Midland has welcomed the Government's announcement that it will extend London Midland's franchise until June 2017. The announcement came as part of the Government's long term plans for rail franchising, which sets out a schedule for the next eight years of rail franchises.

Patrick Verwer, Managing Director of London Midland, said: “We welcome the announcement of the Government's extension of our franchise to June 2017. This gives us the stability for the next four years to continue to improve our service, and focus on providing the reliable, consistent service our passengers expect and deserve. “

“We have seen a continuous period of improvement in our performance since December and we will continue with our on-going programme of driver recruitment and training. We will also continue to invest in our stations, and in new innovative technology such as our new 110 mph trains to London.”

As specified in the existing contract, the Department for Transport will extend London Midland's franchise by seven periods of four weeks each. It will then award London Midland a contract that will extend the franchise to June 2017. This is similar to the process for the other franchise extensions also announced by the Government. London Midland will start discussions with the Department for Transport on the detail of the contract presently.

For further information on the Government's franchise programme go to:

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