Spanish armada to relaunch British open access bid

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An ambitious plan for express trains between South Wales and London, and eventually between Central Scotland and London, may be back on the rails. Grand Union Trains, an ‘open access’ operator was initially refused permission to run their trains by the Office of Rail and Road, the independent assessor and regulator. However, European investors claim to have resurrected the bid with a revised plan, and are confident of a new plan, which would eventually see competition with the existing operator, Great Western Railways.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is UK correspondent for and

1 comment op “Spanish armada to relaunch British open access bid”

Ron Nohlmans|18.10.22|13:12

Here we go again: yet another state-owned company entering the open market. Where is the level playing field?

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