The government is apparently considering splitting the current Greater Anglia franchise into three separate companies when it comes up for renewal in 2016. The current Metro service will be taken over by Crossrail in 2017 anyway and the prospect of splitting the remaining outer suburban and Inter City services into separate companies is being considered.
Prior to the disastrous 'one' franchise services to Manningtree were split between Great Eastern and Anglia trains. Could we be heading back to that arrangement?
Further details can be found in today's EADT