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Rail News: Issue Issue 20 13 May 2011

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Franchising, Government, DfT/SRA, PTE/ITA/RTP

PTEs confident of winning franchising authority powers

The Passenger Transport Executives are set to win extensive new powers over rail services as a result of discussions with the Department for Transport’s franchising policy review team and the McNulty group investigating the value for money provided by the rail industry. At an industry conference yesterday, Transport Secretary Philip Hammond said that the PTEs had won the argument for significant control over rail services to be devolved from central government.

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