Rail franchise schedule - Gov.uk

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Essex Thameside. Franchise name. Rail franchise schedule. Thameslink,. Southern and. Great Northern. Southern. East Coast. Northern. TransPennine.

Rail Franchise Schedule 2018

2017 West Midlandsu

A

S

Aug

Dec

2019

2020

P

PQQ Passport Application Date (Deadline for non-passport holders)

Current Franchise

E

Issue of Franchise EOI

Direct Award - Contract signed

ITT (Invitation to Tender) Issued to Shortlisted Bidders

Direct Award - Planned

A

Contract Award

New Franchise

S

End of current Franchise Agreement Start of new Franchise Agreement

Key Deliverable process link

I

2021

2022

2023

2024

Additional 1 - 2 reporting periods at SoS discretion

2025

P

E

I

Jun

Sep

Feb

A

S

Additional 1–26 reporting periods at SoS discretion

Dec Apr 26

T S

Wales & Borders

Additional 1 - 7 reporting periods at SoS discretion

Oct

E

I

A

S

Feb

Sep

Aug

Dec

S

West Coast Partnership

Additional 1 - 13 reporting periods at SoS discretion

Apr

P

I

Apr

Nov

General Election Purdah Period

Extension of 6 reporting periods to Dec 18 assumed. A further 1 additional reporting period is available at SoS discretion

South Eastern

A

S

Nov

Apr

S East Midlands

Cross Country

Great Western

I

A

S

Apr

Apr

Aug

P

E

I

A

S

Dec

Mar

Oct

Aug

Dec

Extension of 2 reporting periods to Dec 19 assumed. A further 11 additional reporting periods are available at SoS discretion

P

E

I

A

S

Jun

Sep

Feb

Dec

Apr

S

Extension of 13 reporting periods to Apr 20 assumed

S Additional 1 - 26 reporting periods at SoS discretion

T General Election Purdah Period

Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern

Additional 1 - 13 reporting periods at SoS discretion

Mar

S

T

Chiltern T InterCity East Coast

P

E

I

A

S

Nov

Feb

Jul

May

Sep

S Additional 1 - 7 reporting periods at SoS discretion

P

E

I

A

S

Feb

May

Oct

Aug

Dec

S Additional 1 - 13 reporting periods at SoS discretion

P

E

I

A

S

May

Aug

Jan

Nov

Mar

T Trans-Pennine Express

South Western

P

E

I

A

S

Jun

Sep

Feb

Dec

Apr

S

Additional 1 - 26 reporting periods at SoS discretion

S Additional 1 -11 reporting periods at SoS discretion

T

A

S

P

E

I

A

S

Apr

Aug

Oct

Jan

Jun

Apr

Aug

S Additional 1–13 reporting periods at SoS discretion

Northern

P

E

I

A

S

Jun

Sep

Feb

Dec

Apr Additional 1–13 reporting periods at SoS discretion

East Anglia

P

E

I

A

S

Dec

Mar

Aug

Jun

Oct

T

Essex Thameside

S Nov 29

Additional 1–7 reporting periods at SoS discretion

u The grey milestones indicates the potential future competition timescales based on the published ITT contract lengths.  The UK Government has agreed in principle to transfer franchising powers to the Welsh Government who are leading and undertaking the procurement of the next Wales and Borders Franchise.

THIS RAIL FRANCHISE SCHEDULE REFLECTS THE INFORMATION IN THE QUALIFICATION SYSTEM NOTICE (QSN). SEE THE OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (OJEU) FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE VERSION. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DEPARTMENT’S APPROACH TO RAIL FRANCHISING, PLEASE REFER TO THE RAIL FRANCHISING PAGES OF THE GOV.UK WEBSITE (www.gov.uk/government/collections/rail-franchising).

Published Jul 17 © Crown copyright 2017