Railways: Standards

Department for Transport written question – answered on 7th September 2017.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Labour, Barnsley Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to work with the rail franchises to ensure greater reliability for passengers.

Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department for Transport sets franchised train operators challenging targets for train punctuality and reliability, which are reinforced in more recent franchises by financial incentive mechanisms. The Department works closely with operators during the course of their franchises to monitor delivery and if necessary to ensure remedial action is taken if performance falls short of plan.

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