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Department for Transport written question – answered on 7th October 2019.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 July 2019 to Question 279431 on Northern, what allowable Changes are permitted under the terms of the Arriva Rail North franchise agreement.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

In common with all Franchise Agreements, the Northern Franchise Agreement sets out the many allowable Changes that are permitted under its terms. Those that have been triggered so far include changes to the timing and scope of infrastructure upgrades from those assumed at the bid, changes to the fares policy and changes to charges paid to Network Rail. The Northern Franchise agreement is publicly available at the DfT website at:

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