Arriva sues government for £200m over rejected East Midlands bid

Published: 19/07/2019
Arriva sues government for £200m over rejected East Midlands bid
Source: RAILNEWS.CO.UK

The disqualification of Arriva from the East Midlands franchise competition could cost taxpayers £200 million, if a legal claim succeeds. The Department for Transport said Arriva’s bid for the franchise was ‘non-compliant’, because it had attempted to reduce possible risks from having to help fund railway pension shortfalls which could run into several billion pounds. Stagecoach, Virgin and

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