Rail franchising

Crayford StationCommenting on the announcement that rail franchising arrangements are to be changed and Southeastern will continue to operate local services until June 2018, Bexleyheath and Crayford MP David Evennett said:

“I can assure my constituents that I will continue to hold Southeastern Railway to account and make representations to ensure that we all receive a better service.

“The report into the West Coast Main Line franchising process highlighted some real problems that needed to be addressed. I welcome the Transport Secretary’s that the franchise system will be guided by three new principles – that the passenger gains, the taxpayer benefits through less waste and more efficiency, and a more competitive rail industry.”

You can read more about this announcement here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/fresh-start-for-franchising