Railways: Franchises

Transport written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Conservative, Bexleyheath and Crayford

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans she has to include (a) Transport for London, (b) Kent county council and (c) other local authorities in the decision-making process for the new Integrated Kent Franchise.

Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Minister of State, Department for Transport

Transport for London, Kent county council and other local authorities (particularly East Sussex county council) will be key stakeholders in developing the new South Eastern franchise. They are formal consultees in the public consultation launched by DFT on 21 June. They are invited to purchase enhancements to the services in their area. Alternatively, they have the option to propose ways in which funding could be reallocated in their area by reductions on some routes in order to fund new priorities for rail service expansion elsewhere in their local area.

Separately, the Department has consulted on ideas for decentralising more decisions on rail franchising. This consultation ended on 28 June.

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