Railways: Retail Trade

Department for Transport written question – answered on 1st July 2020.

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Photo of Navendu Mishra Navendu Mishra Labour, Stockport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether rail operators outside London are required to (a) apply and (b) collect full rent from retail tenants.

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

In accordance with Franchise Agreements, as varied by the Emergency Measures Agreements, franchisees have responsibility to be Good and Efficient Operators.

This involves collecting rental income from tenants under pre-existing contracts wherever feasible.

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