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DfT takes full devolution of West Mids rail off the agenda

RAIL

Andrew Forster
20 January 2017

 

Local authorities in the West Midlands will not have the opportunity to take over full responsibility for local rail services when the area’s next franchise ends, after the DfT removed the proposal from a collaboration agreement with the councils.

Local authorities have set up a company, West Midlands Rail Ltd (WMR), to represent their interests in local rail services. The DfT and WMR are currently jointly procuring the new West Midlands rail franchise, which will replace the existing...

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