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Railways: Franchises

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 900260, tabled on 8 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the rail franchise system.

Answered on

11 June 2015

We continuously monitor a range of indicators, including performance figures and passenger satisfaction. Rail use is at its highest level since the 1920s: 1.65 billion passenger journeys were made in Great Britain on franchised passenger trains in 2014-15. The number of journeys made on the rail network has more than doubled since the introduction of the franchise system.

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