Greater Anglia Franchise

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 5 March 2015.

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Photo of Patrick McLoughlin Patrick McLoughlin The Secretary of State for Transport 9:30, 5 March 2015

We have just seen the launch of the new east coast main line franchise. It is committed to reducing the cost of rail tickets, and I hope that anyone who competes for the East Anglia franchise will come forward with new ideas that will not only increase the capacity on that line and improve rolling stock, but look at the cost of tickets.