26 Oct '16, 10am

Rail franchising can be confusing. Here's our guide to how it works, and how to get involved

In our report, Going Local, we highlighted two examples of how rail can be managed locally for the benefit of passengers and communities alike. Merseyrail and London Overground have showed that local management and accountability can improve local rail services, including passenger numbers, reliability and accessibility. You can download our Going Local report here . Passenger's Guide to Railway Franchising Working with the Department for Transport we have produced a Passenger's Guide to Franchising. The idea of this guide is to enable passengers and rail users to understand the often complex process of franchising and franchise competitions, taking you through step by step. We answer the big questions about our railways and take you through the basics of franchising all the way through to the 'technical bits' and how you can get involved. We hope by demystifying the franc...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/franchises

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