07 June 2006
Following today's announcement by Transport for London of the candidates shortlisted to bid for the London Rail Concession, Govia, The Go-Ahead Group's 65% owned subsidiary, is delighted to have been given the opportunity to bid for this important concession. As operator of Southern and Southeastern, it is already well-qualified to make a real difference to the network and looks forward to submitting its bid.
For further information, please contact:
|Weber Shandwick Square Mile (WSSM)
||020 7067 0700
|Richard Hews/ Rachel Taylor
Note to Editors:
Go-Ahead is a key operator of commuter services in London and the South East. Through Govia, it is the rail franchise holder for Southern and Southeastern. Bus services include London Central and General, companies in North East England, West Midlands, Oxford, Brighton, Poole, Bournemouth, Southampton, Isle of Wight and routes in the Gatwick Airport and Crawley conurbation. The aviation services division has nationwide coverage.
Govia is a joint venture between Go-Ahead (65%) and Keolis SA (35%) which is a French-based operator of passenger transport services in seven European countries and in Canada. Keolis is owned by 3i, SNCF and senior management.