Rail franchising

Information on each passenger rail franchise for bidders, passengers and stakeholders.

Guidance and regulation

  1. Cross Country rail franchise 2018: prospectus
  2. East Midlands franchise 2018: invitation to tender
  1. Rail franchising schedule

    • Guidance
    • Department for Transport
  2. South Eastern franchise 2017: invitation to tender

    • Guidance
    • Department for Transport
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News and communications

  1. Hexagon agreement: notification of a contingent liability

    • Department for Transport and High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
    • Written statement
  2. Jo Johnson visits northern staff and passenger groups in Manchester

    • Department for Transport
    • News story
  3. Update on the East Coast, West Coast and East Midlands rail franchises

    • Department for Transport
    • Oral statement
  4. The future of the Great Western franchise

    • Department for Transport
    • News story
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Policy and engagement

  1. Cross Country rail franchise
  2. Assessing Network Rail's efficiency and financial performance in CP6
  3. Future of East Midlands rail franchise
  1. Revising notification factors for franchised passenger operators

    • Office of Rail and Road
    • Consultation outcome
    • Date closed 12 February 2018
  2. Future of InterCity West Coast rail franchise

    • Department for Transport
    • Consultation outcome
    • Date closed 02 August 2016
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Transparency

  1. Train operating companies: Passenger’s Charter compensation

    • Department for Transport
    • Transparency
  2. Rail franchises: operational performance figures and benchmarks

    • Department for Transport
    • Transparency
  3. Rail subsidy per passenger mile

    • Department for Transport
    • Transparency
  4. Northern and TransPennine Express: proposed yearly premium payments

    • Department for Transport
    • Foi release
  5. Train operating companies: passenger charter compensation between 2009 to 2015

    • Department for Transport
    • Transparency
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