Consultation outcome

East Suffolk Lines: community rail designation

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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East Suffolk Lines: summary of responses to consultation

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Detail of outcome

The government has published its final response to the consultation on the East Suffolk Lines.

Detail of feedback received

37 responses have been received and analysed.

Original consultation

Summary

We are seeking views locally on our proposal to designate the 2 East Suffolk line routes as community railways.

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Consultation description

We propose to designate the 2 routes which comprise the East Suffolk lines each as a community rail service. This is in line with the Department for Transport’s community rail development strategy which offers ‘new life for local lines’, through a community driven approach.

Designation aims to improve the financial performance, value for money and social value of community railways to help make sure of their long term future.

As the community rail development strategy was widely consulted on, this is a short consultation involving local and rail industry stakeholders.

Designation and full local engagement with the railway, can provide an opportunity to positively shape the future of local rail services.

DfT’s rail franchising programme

There is an aim to strengthen community rail in our wider rail franchise programme. Full details, including current and forthcoming rail franchise consultations have been published on GOV.UK.

Documents

East Suffolk Lines community rail designation: consultation letter

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East Suffolk lines: route map

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Published 25 July 2014
Last updated 26 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Consultation response published.
  2. First published.