- 5 Jan 2008
The general consensus of opinion is that after the bidding process is complete there is a strong possibility of VT losing the WCML franchise and perhaps being given the ECML by way of compensation. Broadly speaking what changes in fares can we expect after the franchises have been handed over to the successful TOC ? Will the new owners completely re-structure the ticket pricing policy of the line they inherit and what will be the consequences for the fare paying public ? Can we expect higher Advance fares on the WCML/ ECML when the new terms of ownership begin ? Or is there a provisio in the small print which states that the new TOC has not to deviate from similar pricing stratagems ?