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All franchise payments between the Department and franchisee are commercially sensitive and therefore confidential.
The franchise agreements with Northern and TransPennine Express (TPE) require them to deposit an amount equal to 1% of their estimated tu
To answer parts (a), (b) and (c) of the question, the DfT has worked with the rail industry to publish a Joint Rail Data Action Plan.
Network Rail does not make discretionary payments to leavers. Network Rail does, on occasion, make ‘special severance payments’.
The timeframes for the new franchise are yet to be determined.
DfT is working together with the Rail Industry to enable facility for Automatic Power Change Over (APCO) on Intercity Express Trains on t
Performance of the class 700 trains has steadily improved since they were first introduced in 2016, similarly to other new train fleets a
I can confirm that the Department has not had any such meetings with either First Group or MTR.
Network Rail’s whistleblowing policy is published online on the Network Rail website and is available at:
The Secretary of State has set up the East Coast Partnership Board which brings together LNER and Network Rail along with representation