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West Midlands 2017 rail franchise agreement

Franchise agreement and ancillary legal documents for West Midlands Trains Limited.

Documents

West Midlands 2017: rail franchise agreement

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West Midlands 2017: train service requirement

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West Midlands: emergency recovery measures agreement

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Emergency measures agreement: Secretary of State for Transport and West Midlands Trains Limited

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Details

West Midlands Trains Limited took over the running of the West Midlands services from 10 December 2017. A franchise agreement was entered into between the Secretary of State for Transport and West Midlands Trains Limited on 8 September 2017.

The contract with West Midlands Trains Limited was announced by the Transport Minister on 10 August 2017.

This agreement replaces the previous West Midlands 2016 franchise agreement.

The subsequent emergency measures and emergency recovery measures agreements were agreed in March and September 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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

Published 8 October 2019
Last updated 22 January 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added West Midlands: emergency recovery measures agreement.

  2. Redacted version of emergency measures agreement, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, released.

  3. First published.