Consultation outcome

Railways Act: revised statement of policy on rail franchising

This consultation has concluded

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Consultation response document on Railways Act Section 26

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Detail of outcome

This document includes:

  • a summary of the consultation responses received
  • details on the changes made to the statement following the consultation responses
  • the revised section 26 policy statement

Original consultation

Summary

Seeks feedback on a revised statement explaining how the Secretary of State for Transport could exercise his rail franchising powers.

This consultation ran from
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Consultation description

This consultation gives the industry an opportunity to comment on a revised statement of policy about how the Secretary of State for Transport proposes to exercise his powers under section 26(1) of the Railways Act 1993 (as amended by the Railways Act 2005).

The last statement was issued in March 2008 and this revised statement has been drafted to take account of the conclusions of the Brown review of the rail franchising programme and current EU legislation. The Department for Transport is running a short industry consultation on the statement before publishing a final version.

Documents

Railways Act 1993 section 26 policy statement consultation letter

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Published 31 January 2013
Last updated 26 March 2013 + show all updates
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