I have received many emails from local residents about how we would all like to use East Midlands trains over the next few years.
Therefore, I have been spearheading a taskforce of MPs that have adopted a strategic role in ensuring that local rail priorities, as identified by us based on our extensive conversations with our constituents, are made known to the next East Midlands rail franchise bidders.
On 20th July 2017, the Government published a consultation on the new franchise. If you would like to read this, you can do so here: www.gov.uk/government/consultations/future-of-east-midlands-rail-franchise
As a taskforce, we submitted a response to this consultation which can be found below.
We now await the Government’s response and Invitation to Tender, which I understand is expected in April 2018. I will continue to follow this matter closely.
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