Business leaders welcome ‘exciting’ £600m investment into rail franchise

The news that Dutch firm Abellio is to take over the running of the East Midlands Main Line services from the East Midlands to London has been welcomed by local business leaders. Stagecoach's franchise will end in August, with Abellio taking on the responsibility for running services until 2027. The company says it will invest £600m into the trains and stations. Chris Hobson, director of policy at East Midlands Chamber, said: “The new franchise includes exciting plans to improve passenger comfort, seat numbers, free wifi, mor... For the full story register now for free or login below...
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