In May 2018, the Welsh Government awarded the Wales & Borders franchise to Keolis Amey Wales Cymru Ltd, a joint venture between Keolis, which is 70% owned by SNCF, the national state-owned rail operator in France, and Amey, a UK-based infrastructure support service provider owned by Ferrovial. The franchise, which includes most train services in Wales, is intended to run for fifteen years. Keolis also operates the Southeastern and Thameslink / Southern / Great Northern franchises in joint ventures with Go-Ahead Group.
• Do you use the Transport for Wales Rail 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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Existing Campaigns / Groups:
• Public Consultation on the Wales and Borders rail franchise (deadline 26 August 2016)