East Midlands Franchise Bid
Arriva Plc for Department for Transport
The East Midlands franchise includes commuter services from London St Pancras to Corby, as well as intercity services from London St Pancras along the Midland Main Line to Nottingham and Sheffield, also serving Lincoln, Leeds and York. It also includes local East Midlands services and inter-regional, Express services to Liverpool and Norwich.
Partnering, including plans for working with Network Rail and regional Stakeholders to introduce and manage cohesive change
Train Services, including the delivery of express and local train services and the introduction of electrified train services on the London to Corby route, along with seasonal train service planning
Rolling Stock, including the introduction of a new Main Line fleet, refurbishing and remapping the local train fleet, increasing train presentation scores and introducing new technologies to reduce diesel emissions
Performance, including embedding a customer-focused, on time performance management culture, collaborating with stakeholders and introducing new digital technologies to capture and resolve performance issues.
The tender was submitted in September 2018.