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 Andy McDonald Andy McDonald Shadow Secretary of State for Transport 4:21 pm, 10th January 2018

The whole issue of overbidding and making promises that cannot be kept is a consistent characteristic of the modern rail environment.

If the Government’s rail franchising system cannot deliver competition and payments to the Treasury, what is the point of it? The Secretary of State will no doubt be able to give a clear and straightforward answer to that.