Amey gains rail franchising PQQ passport

23 June 2017
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Leading consulting and infrastructure support services provider, Amey, has become the first non-train operator to gain a rail franchising PQQ passport from the Department of Transport by demonstrating their world-class delivery services.

The passport system has been designed to prequalify a select group of bidders, shortening the overall procurement process to deliver better value for money to tax payers – while ensuring the highest standards of service are delivered to rail users.

Amey will now be able to tender for opportunities to run full passenger rail services and operate stations in addition to the operational and asset management services they already deliver on behalf of rail providers and train operating companies.

Lee Jones, Sector Director for Amey said:

“This is a significant milestone for our rail business and it’s a testament to the exceptional work we’ve delivered in the sector over the past few decades. We’re really excited about taking on more passenger rail services and providing even better journeys for the travelling public.”

The rail franchising PQQ passport lasts 4 years and is only available to organisations that can prove they provide the highest standards of safety, integrity and professionalism as well as exemplary technical and management abilities."

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