The InterCity East Coast Franchise consultation document has been published on the Department for Transport’s website at:
We welcome responses from all interested parties. Peterborough city council and Members of Parliament with constituencies in the InterCity East Coast franchise area are formal consultees and have been notified that the consultation is taking place, but it is also open to any other interested party to request a copy of the consultation document and respond to the consultation.
Three new franchises are expected to start in 2011, two in 2012, one in 2013 and one in 2014.
This assumes that the operators of franchises containing break points meet the continuation review criteria related to performance in the cases where these reviews have not yet taken place.