Cross Country Rail Franchise

Department for Transport written question – answered on 22nd October 2018.

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Photo of Lord Bradshaw Lord Bradshaw Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government, following their decision to postpone the letting of a new franchise for Cross Country Trains, what steps do they intend to take to reduce overcrowding across that network.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Reducing overcrowding will be a key priority as we consider future options for the franchise. The Department will consider rolling stock and train service options that will reduce overcrowding, but it is too early, at present, to say what the detail of that will be.

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