Northern Rail: Standards

Department for Transport written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, to list each of the franchise commitments to improve passenger services on Northern rail; and by what date those commitments are scheduled to be delivered.

Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Department for Education) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (Department for Transport), Minister of State (London)

The full list of commitments can be found in the Franchise Agreement, which is available at

Individual line improvements can be seen at

Some of the commitments or delivery dates may be subject to alteration but these are only varied once full authority has been given by the Rail North Partnership team responsible for management of the franchise as allowed for under the Franchise Agreement.

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