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Abellio has been announced as the successful bidder to operate the East Midlands Railway franchise, and will be responsible for delivering new trains, smart ticketing and more frequent services.
Abellio will oversee the introduction of brand-new trains; entirely replacing the existing intercity fleet with more reliable and comfortable trains.
Passengers will see more morning peak seats into Nottingham, Lincoln and St Pancras, faster journey times over long-distances, a new express service from Corby through Luton into London, the introduction of improved delay repay compensation, and flexipass tickets to provide better value fares.
The East Midlands Railway will also be at the forefront of the government’s commitment to deliver a cleaner, greener rail network. Hydrogen fuel cell trains will be trialled on the Midland Main Line and will run zero-carbon pilots at six stations along the route.
This article first appeared on www.globalrailwayreview.com
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