Policy paper

West Coast 2018 rail franchise agreement

Franchise agreement and ancillary legal documents for Virgin Rail Group Limited and West Coast Trains Limited.

Documents

West Coast direct award 2018: franchise agreement

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Details

The direct award franchise agreement between the Secretary of State for Transport and Virgin Rail Group Limited and West Coast Trains Limited dated 5 February 2018.

The contract with Virgin Rail Group Limited and West Coast Trains Limited was announced by the Transport Minister on 5 February 2018. This agreement replaces the previous West Coast Direct Award 2014 franchise agreement.

These documents forms part of the public register of franchise agreements. Please email queries about franchise agreements to rail.publicregister@dft.gov.uk.

Published 18 September 2018
Last updated 20 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Changes to the amount of effort required to get the product ready for accreditation plus the amount of effort required to complete the accreditation process.
  2. Derogation to schedule 6.2 part 1, paragraph 11.2 regarding replacement of existing ticketing systems and the effort required to make the product ready for accreditation.
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