Serco Group plc / Caledonian Sleeper rail franchise

The CMA considered the award of the Caledonian Sleeper rail franchise to Serco Group plc.

Statutory timetable

Phase 1 date Action
1 October 2014 Decision announced
1 to 15 September 2014 Invitation to comment

Phase 1

FNTQ decision announced

1 October 2014: The CMA has today decided that the anticipated acquisition of the Caledonian Sleeper Franchise by Serco Caledonian Sleepers Limited does not qualify for investigation under the merger provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002. The full text of the decision is available below:

Invitation to comment: Now closed

1 September 2014: The CMA is considering whether it is or may be the case that the award of the Caledonian Sleeper rail franchise to Serco Group Plc has resulted in the creation of a relevant merger situation under the merger provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002 and, if so, whether the creation of that situation 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 issues to:

Neda Moussavi
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AD

neda.moussavi@cma.gsi.gov.uk

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