British public transport provider Go-Ahead Group is to become the first private train operator to run services in Norway.
The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has described today as an important moment for devolution, welcoming KeolisAmey as the new operators of Wales and Borders rail services.
The assessment will consider making ambitious reforms to strengthen franchises and improve reliability.
The new Cross Country franchise will no longer be awarded in 2019 as planned following the launch of a major review into Britain's rail system.
Bernard Tabary, Keolis International CEO, was quizzed by the media on the Wales and Border franchise and other topics during a Q&A session at InnoTrans.
That is according to the UK's Transport Committee, which has published a new report into what went wrong.
The news follows the announcement that KeolisAmey will work with Transport for Wales to operate and develop the next 15-year Wales and Border franchise.
UK rail minister Jo Johnson has announced that the Department for Transport has published the invitation to tender for the next East Midlands franchise.
The First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has hailed a "landmark moment" in the future development of his country as plans of how £5 billion will be spent to transform its railways have been revealed.
Further details for the next franchise and the South West Metro will be shared "at the earliest possible opportunity" following the standstill period.