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Abellio franchise announcement welcomed

10 April 2019

Responding to the announcement today that Abellio will run services on the East Midlands Railway from August 2019 until 2027, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:

"This a good news for passengers in terms of more seats, shorter journey times and better station facilities. We're also glad to see a commitment to more smart ticketing and better compensation arrangements. The trialling of new low-carbon train technology is also a welcome move towards creating a cleaner, greener rail network."


For further information please contact the press office on 020 3746 2235 or communications@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

  1. Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).