From the TUC

Plans to re-privatise East Coast line published – and more questions over National Express routes

25 Nov 2009, by in Public services

Just days after the East Coast rail service passed back into public hands, the Government has published plans for re-privatising the route, with the process getting underway next year.  More worrying still, the announcement suggests that c2c, one of the other routes operated by National Express, will be allowed to run its course and then re-let according to the existing timetable.  As I wrote recently, unions have been campaigning  for the operator to be stripped of that franchise too after they handed back the keys on the East Coast.