British private-sector transport company FirstGroup has operated the TransPennine Express franchise since April 2016, having also run it previously in a joint venture with Keolis since February 2004. The current franchise is intended to end in March 2023. FirstGroup also operates the Great Western Railway franchise.
• Do you use the TransPennine Express service regularly?
• Do you believe it should be returned to public hands as part of a re-unified national rail network run for people not profit?
• Then, why not start a campaign building up to the franchise end?
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