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Britain tries to get rail award process back on track

By Rosalba O'Brien LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has announced a shake-up in the way it awards rail franchises, battling to restore confidence in a privatised network which has been dogged by financial problems at rail companies and costly errors in the bidding process. The government said on Tuesday it would implement the recommendations of an independent review set up after mistakes in the way bids were assessed forced it to tear up the award of the West Coast mainline franchise last year.
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