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2017-08-10 TRE-001


Trenitalia confirms withdrawal from South Eastern franchise competition

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Trenitalia confirms withdrawal from South Eastern franchise competition

10 August 2017
source Trenitalia/FirstGroup
type Press release

Trenitalia UK has today confirmed it is withdrawing from the current South Eastern franchise competition process.

The company has regretfully taken the decision, taking into account its recent acquisition of c2c and its success in being shortlisted for two other bids: the West Coast Partnership franchise, and the East Midlands franchise.

Trenitalia’s decision follows the recent confirmation there will be a significant overlap between the South Eastern bid and the West Coast Partnership franchise competition, which Trenitalia has considered its primary target since the start of his venture into the UK.

Ernesto Sicilia, Chairman and Managing Director for Trenitalia UK, said: “This has already been an extremely successful year for the business and we remain absolutely committed to increasing our presence in the UK rail market with a strategy based on our customer-centric approach.

“So far in 2017 we have acquired one franchise and been shortlisted for all three franchise competitions we expressed an interest in. Our c2c service continues to go from strength to strength as witnessed by the latest independent NRPS passenger survey, and we believe our skills and resources make us a strong joint-bidder for both the West Coast Partnership and East Midlands franchise competitions with our partners at First Group.”


- For more information contact:
o Chris Atkinson, Head of Communications for Trenitalia c2c on 07770 947 332 or at
o Carla Di Leva, Tancredi Group on 020 7887 7634 or at

Chris Atkinson
Head of Communications, Trenitalia c2c
Trenitalia c2c Limited, 2nd Floor, Cutlers Court, 115 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7BR

D: +44 (0) 20 7444 1868
M: +44 (0) 7770 947 332
Out-of-hours: +44 (0)7557 587 807

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