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Railways: Franchises

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th November 2009.

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Photo of Lord Bradshaw Lord Bradshaw Spokesperson for Transport

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the process for letting railway franchises before another competition is announced.

Photo of Lord Adonis Lord Adonis Secretary of State, Department for Transport, The Secretary of State for Transport

The design of the franchising process is being considered in the run-up to the next two competitions, Essex Thameside and East Coast, and changes will be made where they can help to achieve the Department for Transport's overall objectives for transport.

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