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Railways: Franchises

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 60675, 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 provide evidence of its potential to raise additional (a) non-fare revenue and (b) commercial income.

Answered on

26 June 2020

The Emergency Measures Agreements (EMAs) require operators to act in in a commercial manner in relation to the management of revenues and costs. This includes implementing initiatives to protect and grow both passenger and non-passenger revenue.