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, as well as the South Western Railway franchise in a joint venture with MTR Corporation.
• 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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