Policy paper

Cross Country 2016 rail franchise agreement

Franchise agreement and ancillary legal documents for XC Trains Limited.


Cross Country direct award 2016: franchise agreement

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The direct award franchise agreement between the Secretary of State for Transport and XC Trains Limited dated 28 September 2016.

This single tender direct award to XC Trains Limited was announced by the Transport Minister on 29 September 2016.

This agreement replaces the previous Cross Country 2007 franchise agreement that expired on 16 October 2016.

These documents form part of the public register of franchise agreements. Please email queries about franchise agreements to rail.publicregister@dft.gsi.gov.uk.

Published 14 June 2017