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Great British Railways: Stockton-on-Tees

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 151328, tabled on 31 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of locating the national headquarters of Great British Railways in Stockton.

Answered on

19 April 2022

The Great British Railways Transition Team (GBRTT) is currently overseeing a process to select a national headquarters for Great British Railways. 42 expressions of interest were received by the deadline of Wednesday 16 March 2022, from towns and cities across Great Britain, including one from Stockton-on-Tees. GBRTT are now assessing these using the published criteria.

A shortlist of the most suitable locations to go to an online consultative public vote will be announced in May. Ministers will then make a final decision on the headquarters location.