Collection

Public register of rail passenger franchise agreements

Franchise agreements for passenger train services in England and Wales.

Rail franchise agreements are legally binding contracts between the Secretary of State for Transport and franchisees.

These rail franchise agreements are published as required by the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The franchise agreements are redacted as determined by the Secretary of State under the exemptions permitted by the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Franchise agreements published on GOV.UK may not be the most current documents held by the department.

Contact details

Publication scheme franchise agreements

Contract Changes Team, Passenger Services
Rail Group
Department for Transport
Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road

London
SW1P 4DR

Email: railpublicregister@gsi.gov.uk

Other rail franchising information

  1. Chiltern 2002 rail franchise agreement

    • Policy paper
  2. Cross Country 2016 rail franchise agreement

    • Policy paper
  3. East Anglia 2016 rail franchise agreement

    • Policy paper
  4. East Coast 2014 rail franchise agreement

    • Policy paper
  5. East Midlands 2015 rail franchise agreement

    • Policy paper
  6. Essex Thameside 2014 rail franchise agreement

    • Policy paper
  7. Great Western 2015 rail franchise agreement

    • Policy paper
  8. Northern 2015 rail franchise agreement

    • Policy paper
  9. South Eastern 2014 rail franchise agreement

    • Policy paper
  10. South Western Railways 2017 rail franchise agreement

    • Guidance
  11. Thameslink Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) 2014 rail franchise agreement

    • Policy paper
  12. TransPennine Express 2015 rail franchise agreement

    • Policy paper
  13. Wales and Border 2003 rail franchise agreement

    • Policy paper
  14. West Coast 2014 rail franchise agreement

    • Policy paper
  15. West Midlands 2016 rail franchise agreement

    • Policy paper
Published 21 February 2013
Last updated 25 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. South Western Railways 2017 rail franchise agreement.
  2. Cross Country 2016 rail franchise agreement published
  3. East Anglia 2016 rail franchise agreement.
  4. New direct award rail franchise agreements.
  5. Added documentation for the 2016 Northern and TransPennine rail franchise agreements.
  6. 'NXET Trains Ltd rail franchise agreement' published.
  7. First published.