Policy paper

West Midlands 2016 rail franchise agreement

Franchise agreement and ancillary legal documents for London & Birmingham Railway Limited.

Documents

West Midlands direct award 2016: franchise agreement

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West Midlands direct award 2016: service level commitment

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Details

The direct award franchise agreement between the Secretary of State for Transport and London & Birmingham Railway Limited dated 2 December 2015. This single tender direct award to London & Birmingham Railway Limited was announced by the Transport Minister on 3 December 2015.

This agreement replaced the previous London Midland 2007 franchise agreement.

On 10 December 2017, the direct award franchise agreement between the Secretary of State for Transport and London & Birmingham Railway Limited, dated 2 December 2015, terminated. West Midlands Trains Limited took over the running of West Midlands services from 10 December 2017 with a franchise agreement made on 8 September 2017. We will be publishing a redacted version of this franchise agreement in 2019.

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

Published 10 May 2016
Last updated 17 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Explains that a new redacted West Midlands services agreement will be published in 2019.
  2. First published.