Tuesday, 26 March 2013

New Franchising Policy - Bad news for Boris

A fairly torrid week for Boris has been topped off today by the small print of the New Franchising Policy.

The long extension to SouthEastern won't just annoy long suffering Kentish commuters, it will also infuriate Transport for London!

As the franchise isn't due to be re-let until 2018 it looks like BoJo's ambitions to take on the 'inners', or metro services, before the next Mayorial election are doomed.

Of course Centro will be similarly disappointed that London Midland will be extended to 2017.

But Eye can't help but feel in Boris's case this is personal. Nice work Dave.