Avanti Franchise Agreement

This agreement replaces West Coast Rail`s 2018 direct award pre-franchise agreement, which expired on December 8, 2019. We helped the “Day One” and “Branding” teams to satisfy their aspirations during the first weeks of the franchise with regard to station real estate. After successfully winning the West Coast franchise by First Group, Vextrix was tasked with verifying and planning the Property Project station`s commitments through franchise mobilization. These commitments were made as part of First Group`s offer and were subsequently part of the franchise agreement. Railway franchise agreements will be suspended in order to prevent railway companies from collapsing because of the coronavirus, the Ministry of Transport (DfT) has announced. We were able to advise other teams within the broader engagement team, where there was a real estate interface, and we continued our commitment beyond the franchise mobilization that now sits in the new real estate team as part of the transition…