The new Abellio East Anglia franchise beginning on October 16 is split into three phases, Abellio Greater Anglia Managing Director Jamie Burles revealed at the East Anglia Rail Summit at Westminster on September 7.
“Phase 1 is preparing, Phase 2 is the new fleet, and Phase 3 is the new railway,” he explained.
This is the first time for a long time that the region has had a long-term deal, he said, noting: “That means conversations can be had that have not been had before.”
- To read more from Burles, read RAIL 810, published on September 28.
- To read more EXCLUSIVE content from the Summit, read RAIL 810, published on September 28.