Detail of outcome
The CMA received a number of responses to this consultation from the rail industry, which were taken into account in creating the final version of the guidance.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) assesses competition issues created by the award of a rail franchise. We are consulting on 2 documents that aim to give guidance to bidders.
The first is a short guide to answer common questions about the process, aimed at potential bidders for franchises.
The second is a technical document that describes in detail how the CMA will generally assess competition issues in this context, aimed at bidders and their advisers. They build on the process and assessment carried out for recent awards. Comments on both documents are invited in this consultation.