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Arriva Have 'More Front Than Brighton' Over Rejected Franchise Bid

19 July 2019

TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes, has described Arriva as having "more front than Brighton" for their attempts to sue for £200m over a failed bid for the East Midlands franchise.

Court documents seen by the City A.M. newspaper show the rail giant is seeking to recover compensation of £200 million from the Government.

This follows the barring of Arriva - owned by German parent Deutsche Bahn -from going any further with its bid for East Midlands by the Department for Transport (DfT).

Responding, Cortes said: “Arriva really has a cheek. This is a pretty galling attempt to take the public to the cleaners.

“It may only be July but the undisputed winner of the 2019 award for having more front than Brighton this year certainly goes to Arriva.

“Arriva are making the best possible case for a nationalised railway in our country and the public will rightly see their greed for what it is.”

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