Following the cancellation of the competition to run the InterCity West Coast franchise, the Secretary of State asked Richard Brown, Chairman of Eurostar, to carry out an urgent assessment of the implications of the flaws in the West Coast procurement for the rest of the rail franchising programme.
In his independent report, Mr Brown makes a number of recommendations for the future of the rail franchising programme.
Supplement to the Brown review of the rail franchising programme
When the Secretary of State for Transport published ‘The Brown review of the rail franchising programme’ on 10 January 2013 he committed to publish paragraphs 8.13 to 8.20, which were redacted from that publication, as a subsequent command paper . The ‘Supplement to the Brown Review of the rail franchising programme’ fulfils that commitment.