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Awarding Of Greater Anglia Passenger Franchise To National Express Group Plc

EDM number 791 in 2003-04, proposed by Anthony D Wright on 08/03/2004.

That this House congratulates National Express on winning the Greater Anglia passenger rail franchise after a competitive process; recognises this success as a reflection of the Government's new franchising policy which makes the ability of bidders to meet service quality standards, punctuality and reliability targets the main criteria in awarding franchises; welcomes the extensive consultation carried out by National Express and the SRA prior to the awarding of the franchise; notes that the staff who have contributed to the previous West Anglia and Great Eastern franchises will be transferred to the new franchise where they can make a full contribution to future success; moreover applauds the appointment of the current Managing Director at Anglia Railways, Tim Clarke, to the position of Managing Director of the new Greater Anglia franchise; recognises that the total refurbishment of the rolling stock on the London to Norwich route will bring significant benefits to passengers and the regional economy; and looks forward to the benefits for passengers of a single operator for all services using London Liverpool Street station and the rural branch lines which are the lifeblood of East Anglia.

This motion has been signed by a total of 8 MPs.

Anthony D Wright08/03/2004Great YarmouthLabourProposed
Ivan Henderson08/03/2004HarwichLabourSigned
Alan Hurst08/03/2004BraintreeLabourSigned
Ian Gibson09/03/2004Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis10/03/2004Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Rudi Vis10/03/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Alan Simpson18/03/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Tony Clarke23/03/2004Northampton SouthLabourSigned

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