Competition watchdog raises concerns over East Coast rail reprivatisation

Competition watchdog raises concerns over East Coast rail reprivatisation

Government plans to return key London to Scotland rail route to private sector hit snag due to Stagecoach’s existing services

The government’s plans to return a key London to Scotland rail route to the private sector after five years of public sector operation have run into difficulties.

Inter City Railways Ltd (ICRL), a subsidiary jointly owned by Stagecoach and Virgin Trains, is due to take over the East Coast franchise on 1 March.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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