South Eastern Rail Franchise

Department for Transport written question – answered on 17th December 2018.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Conservative, Bexleyheath and Crayford

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December to Question 198250 on the South Eastern Rail Franchise, on what date in the New Year he plans to make the announcement on the successful bidder of the new South Eastern rail franchise by; and what steps he is taking to ensure that there will not be a delay in the new operator taking over in April 2019.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The award for the next franchise will now be made in the new year. We are working to deliver the best possible outcome for passengers and taxpayers and are focused on delivering a successful outcome for the competition as soon as possible.

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