Dutch firm selected to run East Midlands railway franchise
Dutch firm Abellio has been announced as the successful bidder to operate the East Midlands Railway franchise.
The firm will take over the franchise from Stagecoach from August 2019 until 2027.
Abellio says it will introduce new trains, entirely replacing the existing intercity fleet with "more reliable and comfortable" trains. The firm says it will implement an 80% increase in the number of morning peak seats into Nottingham, Lincoln and St Pancras.
Abellio will also trial hydrogen fuel cell trains on the Midland Main Line... You can carry on reading TheBusinessDesk.com for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...