Policy paper

Great Western 2015 rail franchise agreement

Franchise agreements and ancillary documents for First Greater Western Limited.

Documents

Great Western direct award 2015: franchise agreement

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Great Western direct award 2015: service level commitments

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Details

The direct award franchise agreement between the Secretary of State for Transport and First Great Western Limited dated 22 March 2015.

These documents form part of the public register of franchise agreements.

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Published 16 January 2012
Last updated 5 November 2019 + show all updates
  1. Scope changes to the deed of amendment needed to aid smart card take-up.
  2. A deed of amendment was agreed to the GWR franchise agreement dealing solely with the consequential amendments to the agreement arising from changes resulting from the delays to Network Rail electrification programme.
  3. Amendments to require Great Western to commission a new class of train (Class 769), clarification that the Heathrow Express service is not a franchised service plus other alterations.
  4. Update designating 6 primary franchise assets to ensure continued railway use of car parks at Kemble, Hanborough and Tiverton Parkway.
  5. Added Greater Western franchise: service level commitment 3b.
  6. Updated First Great Western franchise agreement and franchise terms added
  7. First published.