Rail Franchising

Part of NHS Winter Crisis – in the House of Commons at 4:21 pm on 10th January 2018.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Chair, Defence Sub-Committee 4:21 pm, 10th January 2018

In south Wales, First Great Western reduced and cancelled services over Christmas and new year—there was chaos—yet it has been handed a franchise extension. Is it not time we had performance-related franchises and performance-related franchise extensions, rather than franchises being extended automatically no matter what the service?