Rail passenger franchise competition guide
Guidelines about the rail franchise competition process used by Department for Transport staff and advisers.
PDF, 6.27MB, 45 pages
This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email email@example.com. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.
These guidelines set out the generic competition process used by the Department for Transport to specify and procure the operation of franchised passenger rail services as part of the rail franchise programme.
Publication of the guide reflects the department’s ongoing commitment to ensuring that the process for awarding franchise contracts is transparent to the market and stakeholders.