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10.07.19

EWR to begin rolling stock procurement this year

The East West Railway Company (EWR Co) will begin a formal rolling stock procurement process later this year, the company announced earlier this week.

The rolling stock market engagement exercise has been underway since November 2018. As part of the process, EWR Co held workshops and meetings with organisations from across the rolling stock market.

The announcement was made via a Prior Information Notice (PIN), and is expected to feature in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) this week.

Simon Blanchflower CBE, chief executive at EWR Co said, “Reactions to our approach from the rolling stock market have been extremely positive.

“We’ve taken a purposeful approach to procurement, using this engagement period to effectively de-risk the project by working with the market to understand what’s available to meet our entry into service requirements, before defining our specifications.

“Thank you to everyone who has engaged with this process so far: your input has been invaluable.”

The PIN went on to request that interested parties refrain from further interactions with EWR Co until the formal procurement process begins.

EWR Co was set up by the Secretary of State for Transport in 2017 with an aim to improve the rail experience for passengers and communities.

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