“Rail companies are renationalizing in everything but their name. The bidding process for the new franchise began on February 19, 2015 with the renaming of the East Anglia franchise.  The East Anglia 2016 rail franchise agreement replaced the East Anglia 2014 Rail Franchise Agreement. More than 1,300 trains are operated daily by Greater Anglia, almost one in twelve British trains. Abellio also has financial problems on Scotrail, another network that operates it. When the tenders resumed, he was for a short-term franchise that gave the government time to plan changes in rail franchising policy based on Roy McNultys Rail Value for Money Study. It also covered the period of the 2012 Olympic Games. Initially, the franchise was scheduled to run from February 5, 2012 to July 2014.  The franchise agreement between the Secretary of State for Transport and Abellio East Anglia Limited of August 23, 2016. NS`s operations in the UK have quickly become a political hot potato, and politicians have even raised the spectre that rail fares in the Netherlands may have to rise to cover losses in the UK.
In August 2016, it was learned that Abellio had successfully proposed the operation of the new franchise from October 16, 2016 to October 11, 2025.  A franchise obligation is to replace the entire fleet with 1,043 new cars. Bombardier Transportation`s Derby Litchurch Lane Works builds 665 Aventra Class 720 Aventra vehicles, while Class 745 and 755 Stadler Flirt electric railcars will operate between London and Norwich and London and Stans Airport. In June 2010, after the 2010 legislative elections, the Ministry of Transport announced that the franchise replacement procedure would be suspended until the franchise process was reviewed, resulting in an extension until February 2012.  This agreement replaces Greater Anglia`s previous 2014 franchise agreement. In March 2013, the Minister of Transport announced that the franchise would be extended until October 15, 2016.  In May 2015, Liverpool Street moved to Chingford/Cheshunt and Enfield Town and Romford to Upminster to London Overground and Liverpool Street to Shenfield to TfL Rail.   He said, “The railway franchise was doomed to fail. It really wasn`t helpful.
The Department of Transportation will temporarily suspend regular franchise agreements and transfer all revenues and cost risks to the government for a limited period of time, initially six months. Operators will continue to offer services on a daily basis for a small pre-established management fee. In November 2009, the Department of Transportation announced that National Express would lose the Greater Anglia franchise in March 2011 instead of being granted an extension until March 2014. The decision followed the national express failure at the National Express East Coast franchise, although National Express East Anglia had fulfilled all of its goals necessary for the franchise`s expansion.  The Ministry of Transport (DfT) and its Dutch colleagues were locked into secret conversations in order to eliminate a “falsified mechanism” contained in its franchise agreement.