In the short term passengers will need to be reassured by the Government that their day-to-day service won't be affected by the cancellation of the competition to run the West Coast franchise.
Longer term, the Government will need to work hard to restore confidence in the franchising process as these decisions affect millions of passengers on a daily basis.
Passengers will also want to know that the burden of costs arising from this cancelled process will not be directly passed on to them through hikes in fares.
More top news
Launching Plaid Cymru's campaign, leader Leanne Wood, says the general election offers Wales an "unprecedented opportunity" for change.
A woman who sent £1,000 to her jihadi boyfriend in Syria before he dumped her has avoided a prison sentence today
Ed Miliband has launched Labour's General Election campaign with the promise of a "double lock" to safeguard the future of the NHS.