Guidance

Rail passenger franchising, 2005 to 2008

A list of rail franchising invitations to tender let since 2005.

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This list features invitations to tender for franchises let by the Department for Transport since 2005.

Formerly, the Department for Transport (DfT) published a franchise invitation to tender (ITT) once the franchise had commenced and the public register franchise agreement (PRFA) had been agreed between the relevant train operating company and DfT.

Following a review of that policy, subject to the application of any exemptions under the FOI act (eg commercial prejudice), DfT rail procurement intends to make an ITT publicly available at the same time as it is disclosed to pre qualified bidders in the future.

Published 10 August 2012