Rail Franchise Consultation

3rd September 2014


We were commissioned by the RSSB to run a participation workshop for stakeholders affected by the Trans-Pennine Express Franchise.




Richard Wilson led a participative workshop in Manchester for 30 delegates from across the North of England to explore the definition of key economic indicators for the success of the new franchise.

Delegates participated in a wide-ranging discussion of the kinds of indicators that might be important in the context of the rail network including closer working ties with local social enterprise, the re-purposing of rail buildings, rolling stock and the extension of weekend services.

Following the workshop, an online consultation was developed to test the group’s collaborative outputs and a final report that combined both sets of findings prepared. This report will be made available to all potential franchisees applying to run the Trans-Pennine Express routes.



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