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Railways: Franchises

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 67503, tabled on 1 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 June 2020 to Question 60670 on railways: franchises, by what date his review of the approach to the contractual arrangements following the period in which the Emergency Measures Agreements apply will be completed; and where he plans to publish that review.

Answered on

10 July 2020

Operators that have entered into Emergency Measures Agreements (EMAs) will see a temporary suspension of their existing franchise agreement’s financial mechanisms for a period of six months.

The arrangements after the EMA period ends are being developed and will be announced in due course.