So, are we all geared up for the official announcement of another extension until 2020? No consultation, nada! Who knows! Let’s continue!
FirstGroup set to run Great Western mainline until next decade: http://t.co/tKDGLXSCKO
— The Guardian (@guardian) March 14, 2014
— neonexpress (@andywg) March 14, 2014
@fgw need to lose there licence to operate trains, shocking customer service and train punctuality!!
— Pete Manley (@petemanley) January 29, 2014
— Roddy Peters (@Roddypeters) March 14, 2014
If you agree that First Great Western – @FGW – are a shambles & should lose their licence to print money…sorry, franchise, please RT!
— Martin Shovel (@MartinShovel) May 19, 2014
End your contract early to avoid £m in payments, then get awarded a new one as the only bidder: rail 'competition' http://t.co/BrcDNZEzyZ
— Jules Birch (@jules_birch) March 15, 2014
— Chris Scott (@ChristopherSc33) May 18, 2014
Baffled why @fgw have seemingly been awarded the south west train contract unchallenged. Continued horrendous service in and out of pad'ton
— Daniel Maudsley (@DJMaudsley) March 17, 2014
Just read that @FGW are to be allowed to continue ruining my commute without competitive bids. Hurray.
— Keith Hardie (@keithhardie) March 17, 2014
Another day when I will be late to work thanks to First Great Western! And their contract was renewed without competition why?
— Dave (@the_bitter_end) March 20, 2014
First Great Western should lose its franchise. They are taking money off people and giving them a crap service. #totalfail
— Mark Amies (@Superfast72) May 30, 2014
— 主 Cornesto (@TC_Cornesto) March 17, 2014
No driver for the train at Bristol from Cardiff to London @FGW – how do you keep continuing to be awarded this monopoly contract?!!! Useless
— Sarah Lethbridge (@sarahlethbridge) March 9, 2014
FirstGroup set to run Great Western mainline until next decade http://t.co/zGkin1FlwY < didn't even have to compete for it, what a joke
— Nate Barker (@thenpb) March 15, 2014
Oh Spencer, that’ll happen. Eventually! Marketed as “increased standard seats”, when in reality it’s a decrease in First Class seats. Swings and roundabouts!
— Isabel Oakeshott (@IsabelOakeshott) May 2, 2014
@FGW I take it you do not expect to win the franchise next time as your service is plummeting beyond diabolical! (07:16 Worle to Parkway)
— Steve Cronin (@croninsfc) April 23, 2014
Usual rubbish from @FGW, only 15 mins and counting for a 6 min journey, please nationalise railways and take franchises from these parasites
— oxfordgas (@oxfordgas) May 23, 2014
— Farah Pasha (@Farah_Pasha) May 23, 2014
@fgw train 15 minutes late, no explanation and one coach with non working doors. And they are the preferred bidders to get the new contract!
— Pat Martin (@pdwmartin) June 10, 2014
First Great Western must be the worst rail franchise in the country
— Hugo Bax (@hugo_bax) July 25, 2014
— gpn01 (@gpn01) July 25, 2014
Govt consulting on Great Western trains but "not seeking views" on the big question: do they just give First contract for 5 more years #fgw
— Gwyn Topham (@GwynTopham) May 27, 2014
First Capital Connect lose their rail franchise – now we just need the same to happen to First Great Western http://t.co/cnwwUfJ49v
— Commuting Rants (@CommutingRants) May 23, 2014
DfT to let First carry on with Great Western franchise for five years – no competition and despite avoiding premiums http://t.co/rzOWvfvnen
— Graeme Demianyk (@GraemeDemianyk) May 30, 2014
— James Plows (@JamesPlows) September 20, 2014
Credit to the "First" train company for its consistency. Its Great Western franchise appears just as craptacular as Capital Connect.
— Simon Childs (@simonchilds13) September 7, 2014
— Joe Rayment (@joerayment91) October 4, 2014
— Pete Jeffreys (@PeteJeffreys) October 4, 2014
— Kris (@kriswarren87) October 4, 2014