Reasons for referring National Express bid for Thameslink

OFT statement of reasons (12 pages, PDF) for referring to the Competition Commission National Express Group's bid for the Thameslink Great Northern franchise. The decision was based on the loss of competition between Gatwick Express and Thameslink that a successful bid would bring about, and the impossibility of guaranteeing that National Express would be able to give up its Gatwick Express franchise if it is successful in bidding for Thameslink Great Northern.

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