DfT release West Coast Partnership prospectus

The Department for Transport (DfT) have published a prospectus for the forthcoming West Coast Partnership. This will be the new franchise which will combine the existing West Coast main line services with those of High Speed Rail, and is due to start in April 2019.
The document is thin on detail, but it does say that the new franchisee will be expected to “maintain and improve” the existing West Coast services, along with passenger facilities and a simplified fares system. You can access the prospectus using this link
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/582779/west-coast-partnership.pdf