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A new 70% state-owned West Midlands rail franchise

10 Aug 17

Will passengers continue to face the removal of seats – and toilets – to enable more to stand sardine-fashion in West Midlands trains? Abellio promises standing room for 50,000 extra people on shorter rail journeys.

The West Midlands rail franchise has been awarded to a joint venture between East Japan Railway Company, Japanese conglomerate Mitsui Co and Abellio –  the Dutch state rail operator’s international arm – which…


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