Consultation outcome

Great Western rail franchise

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Great Western rail franchise stakeholder briefing document and consultation response

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Detail of outcome

This stakeholder briefing document for the Great Western rail franchise competition summarises the responses to the consultation that was carried out between November 2017 and February 2018 and provides the government’s response to it.

It also provides a description of what we propose to include in the specification for the franchise extension, and what this might mean for stakeholders during the course of this extension.

Original consultation

Summary

Asking for views on proposals for improving train services on the Great Western rail network from April 2020.

This consultation ran from
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Consultation description

We’re asking for views on future services across the Great Western network. The consultation covers a range of issues for both the medium and longer term. Let us have your thoughts on:

  • how services can be improved
  • what a future franchisee should be expected to prioritise

We’re looking for views from:

  • passengers
  • communities
  • businesses
  • local authorities
  • other interested parties

Consultation events

We want to hear from you about the future of the Great Western network. Come and see us to discuss the consultation at one of our public events in January 2018.

City Address Date Time
Exeter Killerton Room, Larkbeare House, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4NG Wednesday 10 January 2018 10am to 12pm
Worcester The Council Chamber, County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP Friday 12 January 2018 1pm to 3pm
Southampton Solent Conference Centre, The Spark, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0LY Wednesday 17 January 2018 10am to 12pm
Cardiff Clayton Hotel, St Mary Street, Cardiff, CF10 1GD Thursday 18 January 2018 2pm to 4pm
Bristol City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR Friday 19 January 2018 9.30am to 11.30am
Reading Crown Plaza Reading, Caversham Bridge, Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8BD Tuesday 23 January 2018 10am to 12pm
Trowbridge Civic Hall (Usher Suite), The Civic Centre, St Stephen’s Place, Trowbridge, BA14 8AH Wednesday 24 January 2018 11am to 1pm
Truro The Council Chamber, New County Hall, New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 3AY Thursday 25 January 2018 10am to 12pm

The Office of the Secretary of State for Wales, has organised the following two additional consultation events:

City Address Date Time
Swansea The Atrium, Gorseinon Development Trust, Gorseinon, SA4 4QN Tuesday 13 February 2pm to 4pm
Carmarthen Teifi Suite, Halliwell Centre, UWTSD Carmarthen Campus, SA31 3EP Tuesday 13 February 6pm to 8pm

Documents

Great Western rail franchise public consultation

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Rhyddfraint Rheilffyrdd y Great Western Ymgynghoriad Cyhoeddus

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Published 29 November 2017
Last updated 28 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. 'Great Western rail franchise stakeholder briefing document and consultation response' published.
  2. New consultation event in Swansea and Carmarthen.
  3. Added details of consultation event in Reading.
  4. Added dates for public consultation events.
  5. First published.