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New rail contract award to Go-Ahead branded ‘a sick joke’

New rail contract award to Go-Ahead branded ‘a sick joke’

The transport group Go-Ahead has been awarded a new contract to run Britain’s biggest commuter rail network – a week after being fined £23.5m for wrongly withholding £50m of taxpayers’ money on another franchise. The rail union RMT said it was a “sick joke” that the group’s Govia joint venture was given a three-year deal to continue…