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Rail Franchising System: Viability

Part of Transport – in the House of Commons on 12th March 2020.

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Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Keith Williams has been tasked by the Government with leading a root and branch review into the rail industry, and he has confirmed that he will recommend scrapping the current franchising system. Full details will be set out in the White Paper which, all being well, will be published before summer.