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swt_passenger:1031231 said:
IEP depot, definitely. Has been the plan for a couple of years, but DfT just said that planning permission had been granted.
I presume North Pole and Stoke Gifford will be operated by Agility Trains, as maintenance will be included in the supply contract. Is there anything more specific regarding the "franchise changes" mentioned in the link?
 

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I presume North Pole and Stoke Gifford will be operated by Agility Trains, as maintenance will be included in the supply contract. Is there anything more specific regarding the "franchise changes" mentioned in the link?
They'll be referring to whatever franchise renegotiation will be needed if the DfT requires a TOC to introduce IEP outside of a normal franchise renewal process, I think.

In the case of the current GW franchise competition, I expect IEP will be included in the ITT for the new franchise, as always intended by DfT. So I don't see how the term 'franchise changes' is really relevant to the GW...
 
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