The prospectus has been produced for potential bidders in the South Western franchise competition. It has been published to:
- help prospective bidders decide whether they wish to seek to pre-qualify and, if so, whether they wish to do so as a single entity or as part of a consortium
- communicate Rail Executive’s aspirations for the South Western franchise to potential bidders
- provide guidance to potential bidders on franchise issues that will need to be considered when preparing bids
- be transparent about the fact that our thinking and final position on a number of areas is still subject to public consultation
South Western franchise competition: expression of interest documentation has also been published.