8 July 2016: On 1 July 2016, the CMA served an interim order under section 81(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Arriva plc, in relation to the acquisition by Arriva Rail North Limited of the Northern Rail franchise. The initial enforcement order of 1 April 2016 will cease to be in force on the date of making this order by virtue of section 72(6) of the Act.
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Responses to provisional findings and notice of possible remedies
14 June 2016: The issues statement sets out the scope of the investigation. It outlines initial theories on what might be adversely affecting competition, but it does not set out findings or conclusions.
1 April 2016: The CMA has served an initial enforcement order under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002 on Arriva plc, in relation to the acquisition by Arriva Rail North Limited of the Northern Rail franchise.