Railways: Industrial Disputes

Department for Transport written question – answered on 20 May 2022.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the contracts for (a) Chiltern Railways, (b) Cross Country Trains, (c) Greater Anglia, (d) East Midlands Railway, (e) c2c, (f) Great Western Railway, (g) South Western Railway, (h) GTR, (i) Transpennine Express, (j) Avanti West Coast and (k) West Midlands Trains permit the operators to receive indemnification from his Department in respect of revenue losses incurred as a result of industrial action.

Photo of Wendy Morton Wendy Morton Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The 11 train operating companies referred to are under a mixture of National Rail Contracts and Emergency Recovery Measures Agreements to deliver passenger services. Where the train operating company complies with its contractual obligations, including on industrial action, revenue risks are borne by Her Majesty’s Government.

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