Guidance

Enforcement policy: rail franchise agreements and closures

Sets out how the Department for Transport will enforce measures in rail franchise agreements.

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Enforcement policy: rail franchise agreements and closures

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Details

Explains the Department for Transport’s policy in relation to:

  • contraventions of rail franchise agreements
  • contraventions of closure legislation - relating to the discontinuance of passenger railway services and the closure of networks, stations and light maintenance depots

It also details the department’s wider approach to enforcement, including the use of remedial plans, remedial agreements and breach notices.

Published 15 July 2008