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Railways: South West

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 7664, tabled on 16 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on establishing a separate Devon and Cornwall rail franchise.

Answered on

21 July 2015

When the second Great Western Direct Award was announced earlier in the year, we confirmed that the contract allowed for the potential for separate franchised rail services in Devon and Cornwall.

The Department is currently carrying out a high level review of rail franchise geography.  We would also expect to consult with stakeholders in Devon and Cornwall in the development of any future proposals.

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