News Blog for the Essex Rail Users Federation - www.eruf.org
Thursday, 5 November 2009
East Coast Line To Be Nationalised Ahead of Schedule
The Department for Transport (DfT) have announced that they will now be taking over the National Express East Coast franchise shortly before midnight on 13th November, earlier then expected.
Media reports are suggesting that Lord Adonis, Minister for Transport, is still determined to strip National Express of its East Anglia and C2C franchises, but the DfT is still taking legal advice on whether this can be done.