Launch of New Rail Franchise – East Midlands Railway

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SCP are pleased to see the launch of the New, East Midlands Railway (EMR) Franchise today, delivered by Abellio who won the eight year contract earlier this year.

SCP were integral to the process, providing technical support and specialist expertise to help East Midlands Councils achieve the best outcome from the Rail Franchise being procured for the region and through very close working with the Department of Transport (DfT).

Through supporting the East Midlands Councils, SCP have been able to help secure a wide range of rail improvements, offering more services, more investments in local stations, newer trains, day long Sunday services and year round seasonal services.

The East Midlands Rail users should expect more seats, more services and more trains which will support local people and the regional economy.

Read more about SCP’s involvement HERE.