East Midlands Rail Franchise

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 18 July 2018.

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Photo of Andy McDonald Andy McDonald Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to delay the East Midlands rail franchise process as a result of the decision not to introduce the December 2018 timetable.

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 competition process for the next East Midlands franchise remains on course. Shortlisted bidders have until September 2018 to prepare their bids. The next operator is scheduled to be announced in Spring 2019 and in place to start operating services from August 2019.

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