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Railways: Franchises

Volume 494: debated on Monday 22 June 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many franchise agreements with train operating companies in force in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10 contained revenue support clauses. (280075)

All franchise agreements let from 2003 onwards have revenue support/revenue share clauses in Schedule 8 of the National Rail Franchise Terms. The Train Operating Companies with these provisions are:

Cross Country

East Midland Trains

First Capital Connect

First Great Western

London Midland

London Southeastern Railway

National Express East Anglia

National Express East Coast

Northern Rail

Virgin West Coast.

This list will include the new Southern Franchise when it begins on 20 September 2009.

Full details of revenue support/revenue share can be found on the Department for Transport's website's Public Register of Franchise Agreements:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/rail/passenger/publicregister/