Serco wins franchise for Caledonian sleeper train service [BBC News]





Date: 28/05/2014

Serco has been awarded the contract to run the Caledonian sleeper train service between Scotland and London. The company will take over the franchise from Aberdeen-based First Group.


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Caledonian sleeper train

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Serco is awarded the 15-year contract to run the Caledonian sleeper train service between Scotland and London.

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The Aberdeen portion of the Caledonian Sleeper calls at Inverkeithing at 00.12 on 25 May on its way to Edinburgh Waverley, where it will combine with the Inverness and Fort William portions for the onward journey to London Euston.
Location: Inverkeithing
Company: Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway
25/05/2011 Bill Roberton
The Inverness portion of the Caledonian Sleeper catches the morning sun as it crosses Carrbridge Viaduct over the River Dulnain on 12 September 2004.
Location: Carrbridge
Company: Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway (Highland Railway)
12/09/2004 John Furnevel
The northbound Highland Sleeper pauses at Preston platform 4 on 21 April 2009 with First ScotRail liveried 90024 at the helm. The departure from Preston is scheduled for 0052 hrs and the train contains through carriages for Aberdeen, Fort William and Inverness.
Location: Preston
Company: Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
21/04/2009 John McIntyre


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