Railways: Franchises

Department for Transport written question – answered on 26th June 2020.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether each train company with a franchise agreement has been asked by his Department to provide evidence of its potential to raise additional (a) non-fare revenue and (b) commercial income.

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

The Emergency Measures Agreements (EMAs) require operators to act in in a commercial manner in relation to the management of revenues and costs. This includes implementing initiatives to protect and grow both passenger and non-passenger revenue.

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