Govia Thameslink Railway Limited / Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern rail franchise

The CMA investigated the award of the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern passenger rail franchise to Govia Thameslink Railway Limited (a joint venture between Go-Ahead Holding Limited and Keolis (UK) Limited).

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
7 November 2014 Decision published
11 September 2014 Decision announced
5 August 2014 Invitation to comment issued

Phase 1

CMA clearance decision

11 September 2014: The CMA announced its clearance decision on 11 September 2014. The full text of the decision is available below:

Launch of CMA merger inquiry

The CMA launched a merger investigation on 5 August 2014.

Invitation to comment: now closed

5 August 2014: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is considering the award of the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern passenger rail franchise to Govia Thameslink Railway Limited (a joint venture between Go-Ahead Holding Limited and Keolis (UK) Limited) and whether that award has resulted, or may be expected to result, in a substantial lessening of competition within any market or markets in the United Kingdom for goods or services.

Contact

Please send written representations about any competition or public interest to:

Cleo Alliston
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

Cleo.alliston@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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