Caroline Flint

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East Coast: Franchise failures should not be allowed to bid - Flint

CF_intervention160518.JPGYou may have seen that the East Coast Mainline is to be brought back under public control after Virgin Trains and Stagecoach could not meet the necessary payments.

I asked Transport Secretary Chris Grayling whether there should be consequences for the companies involved after they clearly undercut competitors to win the East Coast mainline bid in 2015.

When challenged by me, Mr Grayling refused to rule out handing over a future contract to Virgin and Stagecoach.

These rail companies should not be allowed to make the same mistakes again. I will continue to fight for the best service for Doncaster’s hardworking commuters and rail passengers, and will keep a very close eye on developments as they unfold. Click here to see me asking the question in Parliament.

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