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Northern 2015 rail franchise agreement

Franchise agreement and ancillary legal documents for Arriva Rail North Limited.

Documents

Northern 2015: franchise agreement

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Northern 2015: train service requirements

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Details

The franchise agreement between the Secretary of State for Transport and Arriva Rail North Limited dated 22 December 2015.

The contract with Arriva Rail North Limited was announced by the Transport Minister on 23 December 2015.

This agreement replaces the previous Northern Rail 2012 franchise agreement.

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

Published 19 February 2016
Last updated 23 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. For consistency with the shared conformed copy franchise agreement, the public register franchise agreement has been updated with two derogations to previously redacted paragraph 75.2 of part 1 to schedule 6.1.

  2. Uploaded new version of the franchise agreement which includes a contract change to Schedule 6.1 paragraph 57 which now states Northern will incur expenditure of £100k in each of the second, third and fourth Franchisee Years rather than the first three years due to the lead times associated with planned disruptions.

  3. Routine franchise update.

  4. Northern Rail franchise routine update.

  5. First published.