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Railways: Franchises

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 60673, tabled on 17 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether each train company with a franchise agreement has been asked by his Department to undertake a review of its approach to capital spending in relation to (a) asset maintenance and (b) enhancement.

Answered on

25 June 2020

The Emergency Measures Agreements (EMAs) require operators to act in a commercial manner in relation to the management of revenues and costs.