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Railways: Franchises

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 39970, tabled on 19 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has received representations from hon Members on (a) creating a new franchise model and (b) reverting to the previous model for train services in the last 12 months.

Answered on

25 July 2022

The Department for Transport has received representations from hon. Members regarding rail transformation, including on the new Passenger Service Contract model and interim National Rail Contracts. As set out in the Williams Shapps Plan for Rail, our reforms will better incentivise train operators to provide punctual and reliable services for passengers.