Download the full outcome
Detail of outcome
The government has published its final response to this consultation on the Tyne Valley Line.
Detail of feedback received
19 responses have been received and analysed.
We propose to designate the Tyne Valley Line 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 more importantly full local engagement with the railway, can provide a real 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.