This week, we announced the conclusion of our rolling stock market engagement exercise, confirming our intent to begin a formal rolling stock procurement process later this year.
The rolling stock market engagement exercise has been underway since November 2018. As part of this, we held workshops and meetings with organisations from across the rolling stock market.
The announcement was made via a Prior Information Notice (PIN), which was lodged on Friday 05 July. It 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 process begins.