RMT: German rail operator ‘handed contract on a plate’



GERMAN state-owned company Arriva retained its Cross Country rail franchise yesterday in a decision branded a “public scandal” by rail unions.
Arriva, owned by Germany’s national railway Deutsche Bahn, will run the franchise until October 2019, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced.
Under the new deal, the DfT has set “tough new targets” for improved punctuality and reliability on the services, which run between Aberdeen and Penzance, Bournemouth and Manchester and Stansted and Cardiff.
There will also be 39,000 more seats at peak times on the Edinburgh to Plymouth route through... read more

 
30 September 2016 in Regional, Views: 46
Source: Morning Star
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