From Wings Over Scotland

Abellio operate a large number of franchises in the UK, they are a Dutch Company whose loyalty is to their shareholders, I do have a problem with profits going to Foreign Countries, and little or no Taxes paid to the UK

Effective the Government was asset stripping the Country In my ever so humble opinion,most probably to the benefit of their chums(not for the first time!!)

Regarding the Wales and Borders franchise

In February 2018, Abellio withdrew it's bid . That bid had been undertaken in partnership with Carillion,
but the liquidation of the latter in February 2018 scuppered that