This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
This consultation has concluded
Detail of outcome
This consultation was superseded by the new rail franchising programme that commenced in 2013.
This consultation ran from to
InterCity West Coast draft invitation to tender (ITT) consultation.
The InterCity West Coast franchise is expected to commence on 9 December 2012. The department is seeking comments on:
the proposed train service requirement
the proposition that we should not have a business case on the change from the more detailed specification but would instead assess the affordability, benefits and costs of the proposed franchise at a later stage
This consultation will be conducted in line with the government’s code of practice on consultations and the criteria outlined in section 8 of the original InterCity West Coast consultation document.