Javelin train at St Pancras International
Ellen Forster

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Go-Ahead shortlisted for Northern and Transpennine Express

The Go-Ahead Group has announced that Govia, its joint venture partnership with Keolis, has been shortlisted to bid for the Northern franchise.

Together with Keolis, Go-Ahead is being considered for TransPennine Express.

The rail operation Govia, which is the busiest rail operation in the UK, is 65% owned by Go-Ahead and 35% by Keolis.

The Northern and TransPennine Express franchises carried more than 110 million passengers last year, covering inter-urban commuter and rural routes.

Go-Ahead chief executive, David Brown, said: “We welcome the Government’s endorsement and look forward to submitting strong bids, working collaboratively with our industry partners and seeking to meet the aspirations of stakeholders.”

Image used under wikimedia creative commons license. Credit: Ed Webster

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ellen Forster .

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