Friday, 22 January 2010

People of Essex - No New Trains

Telegrammed by the Archer
What a difference a word makes:

From DfT’s press release on the new Greater Anglia franchise ‘all new rolling stock on the franchise to have CCTV coverage providing more security for passengers’.

(Readers will be aware that Bombardier are due to deliver new trains to both the existing NX franchise and the new franchise, which will be interesting for all concerned)

But on close inspection the corresponding note in the Essex Thameside franchise press release states ‘any new trains on the franchise to have CCTV, providing more security for passengers

That’s one bidding strategy confirmed then.