Stagecoach to stop running trains Stagecoach to stop running trains

Stagecoach Group says it will not be bidding for franchises again unless the Department for Transport modifies the amount of risk franchise-holders are expected to take. Stagecoach is currently taking legal action against the Department after its bids for West Coast Partnership, East Midlands and Southeastern were all rejected as ‘non-compliant’ in April. Stagecoach had bid for West Coast Partnership in partnership with SNCF and Virgin. As a result of the company’s decision, the last Stagecoach trains are now set to run in March next year. The company said the Group was being ‘repositioned to drive long-term profit growth from UK bus business’.

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