Northern: Standards

Department for Transport written question – answered on 21st June 2018.

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Photo of Ian Mearns Ian Mearns Chair, Backbench Business Committee, Chair, Backbench Business Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the number of trains cancelled in April by Arriva Rail North has put it in default on its franchise obligations.

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)

There are a number of service recovery and force majeure claims that will have to be processed before officials are able to assess if Arriva Rail North is in contravention of the Franchise Agreement.

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