Rail franchising schedule

The rail franchising schedule.



The Secretary of State has commissioned Keith Williams to undertake a root and branch review of the railway, including franchising. Currently contracted franchises and franchise competitions will continue. Other live rail projects are outside the scope of the review.

View information on each passenger rail franchise for bidders, passengers and stakeholders.

Published 26 March 2013
Last updated 1 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. Rail franchise schedule update.

  2. Rail franchising schedule as of July 2017 released.

  3. Updated to show the rail franchise schedule as of December 2016.

  4. Changed dated from November to May in the summary.

  5. Schedule updated due to change to West Coast franchise start date.

  6. Updated to show the rail franchise schedule as of July 2015.

  7. Updated franchise schedule.

  8. Rail franchise schedule updated fro April 2014.

  9. First published.