Decision details

Reforming Rail Franchising - DfT consultation paper and implications for York

Decision Maker: Executive - for meetings from 03/06/00 to 26/04/11

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of report: The report will provide details of the Authority's response to the consultation document, due for submission on or before October 18th. This will then be considered by the Government alongside the findings of the Rail value for Money study, to aid formulating the model for the letting of future rail franchises. Conclusions are expected to be published towards the end of 2010.

Members are asked to: Approve the detail of the Authority's response.


RESOLVED: That the proposed response to the consultation paper set out in Annex B to the report be approved, subject to the comments being strengthened to include the following issues:

a)                 improved carriage facilities for bicycles;

b)                 action to deal with overcrowding issues on key commuter routes and recognising the reduction in rolling stock for Northern Rail;

c)                  the need for an engagement process involving City Regions and LTAs to ensure that non-PTE areas are involved in the franchising process.


REASON:      To ensure that the Council takes this opportunity to share its views on rail franchising with the Department of Transport, and to ensure that the response reflects Members’ concerns.

Publication date: 05/10/2010

Date of decision: 05/10/2010

Decided at meeting: 05/10/2010 - Executive - for meetings from 03/06/00 to 26/04/11

Effective from: 08/10/2010

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