14 August 2019
Responding to the announcement that First Trenitalia will run the West Coast Partnership from December 2019 to 2031, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:
"Thanks to the partnership between Virgin, Angel Trains, Stagecoach, the Department for Transport and the rail industry, the West Coast Mainline has delivered better journeys, increased passenger numbers, regional and local economic growth, less congested roads and lower carbon emissions. With First Trenitalia taking over from December, we hope that the innovation and improvements delivered under the previous franchise will continue to benefit passengers and the rest of the country."
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Campaign for Better Transport operates in England and Wales. We campaign to bring sustainable transport to all and ensure solutions are delivered that improve the wellbeing of communities, quality of life and the environment. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).