Apologies if already on another thread. Minister is launching a 'competition' for the town/city away from London to become to HQ of the new GBR organisation.Great British Railways will need a home. Today I'm announcing that we will be launching a competition to find the town or city that will become home to the new rail body and the future capital of our railway industry.
Some natural contenders like Crewe, York and Darlington, but others like Warrington may be in with a shout, particularly as it is served by direct trains from Wales and Scotland. Not quite sure how this 'competition' will be judged and why we can't pay our civil servants to assess these kind of things themselves without local authorities having to incur potentially abortive bidding costs. Maybe it doesn't have to have any physical office at all and exist purely as a 'virtual' organisation, but I somehow doubt it.
What do we think? Have probably missed somewhere obvious off this list, but a starter for ten...
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