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October 06 , 2021

York to bid for Great Britain Railways headquarters

05 October 2021 (UK)

York is to bid to become the home of a new national body for the country's railways.

The city's council leader Keith Aspden said it would make "perfect sense" for Great British Railways (GBR) to be based there.

A competition to find a host for the new body was announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on Monday.

The headquarters would go to a place "with a rich railway history", said the government announcement.

Mr Aspden and the leader of North Yorkshire County Council, Carl Les, had already written earlier this year to Mr Shapps about York's potential.

The new, state-owned GBR was announced in May in a plan to reform the railway system.


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