Abellio UK has announced a management buyout deal that will pave the way for a new UK-based company to take over its existing UK services.
ScotRail officially entered public ownership on 1 April, with Nicola Sturgeon marking the occasion at Glasgow Queen Street Station.
A transitional timetable for lines previously operated by Abellio ensures regional rail passenger services continue to function reliably.
Following ongoing financial problems, NS-subsidiary Abellio will cease operating in Germany, with concessions awarded to other operators.
Operating as East Midlands Railway, Abellio has taken over the East Midlands franchise, which it will run for eight years, until 2027.
Abellio UK, franchisee of East Midlands Railway (EMR), invests £400 million in new Hitachi trains for East Midlands Railway.
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