CONNEX TERMINATION RECEIVES APPROVAL WHILE BEING CELEBRATED AS A FIRST CLASS RAIL PROVIDER?

18 August 2005

An EDM was tabled last week, commending the SRA’s decision to terminate Connex’s ownership of the South Eastern railway franchise.

 

Clive Efford, a member of the transport select committee, tabled the EDM, which also called for “the government to use its powers under the Transport Act to retain the south eastern franchise in the public sector to help promote an integrated public railway system and ensure a better deal for the passenger and tax payer.”

 

While on the same subject, Britain"s favourite train company, Connex, has been chosen to run Auckland’s passenger trains taking over operation of the rail network from Tranz Rail by 1 July 2004

 

ARC Passenger Transport Committee Chair, Councillor Catherine Harland said that Connex ‘has an exceptionally strong track record in passenger transport operations and successfully operates a number of rail franchises around the world’.

 

This is an exciting development for public passenger transport in Auckland and were confident Connex will deliver an improved service for the thousands of commuters and school children who travel by train every day.

 

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