Railways: Franchises

Transport written question – answered on 12th September 2013.

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Photo of John Woodcock John Woodcock Labour, Barrow and Furness

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will place copies of (a) the proposed revision to the passenger service requirement for the Transpennine franchise from May 2014 and (b) the responses received from consultees in the Library.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department for Transport

The Passenger Service Requirement (PSR) from May 2014 is contained within the Transpennine Express Franchise Agreement. This is a public document available via the DfT website at:


The changes to the PSR were subject to consultation with transport authorities during the summer. The consultation period of 12 weeks ended on 31 July.

The consultation on the PSR is the sole responsibility of First Transpennine Express, who are not obliged to forward the responses to the DfT. First Transpennine Express have made amendments to their timetable plans in light of stakeholders' comments. First Transpennine Express are reviewing the responses received by the consultation deadline and checking with respondents to ascertain what information can be placed in the Library.

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