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South Eastern Rail Franchise

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 198250, tabled on 3 December 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December to Question 196117 on South Eastern Rail Franchise, when in the New Year he plans to make an announcement on the successful bidder of the new South Eastern rail franchise; and whether the new operator will be ready to take over in April 2019.

Answered on

11 December 2018

The evaluation for the South Eastern rail franchise competition continues, and the award for the next franchise will now be made in the New Year.