Thursday 17 August 2017

East Midlands Rail Franchise

EMC Model Consultation response for DfT’s EM Franchise consultation


As you will be aware the Government are consulting on the future specification of the East Midlands Rail Franchise. East Midlands Councils have sought to achieve a position of maximum influence, working alongside the Department for Transport.

To influence Government we need to demonstrate the strength of feeling about the current rail offer and collectively set out where we are looking for improvement.

The Consultation

Please take the time to share your views through the public consultation exercise which the Department for Transport is currently undertaking. You can do this in a number of ways:

            The deadline for responses: 11th October 2017.

To help you reply, below is a model consultation response which you can adapt and use to respond in one of the above ways.

Do encourage other businesses, stakeholders or rail users in your network to participate in the consultation too.

Finally if you feel that the attached response can be strengthened in any way (for example by adding examples or by strengthening the wording) then please do not hesitate to get in touch with David Young (e: t: 0113 887 3323) who is supporting EMC on this matter.

EMC CONSULTATION draft for public use

EMC Consultation shared draft 15.8.17

Growth Report for the East Midlands Rail Franchise 

Across the EMC region there is considerable potential for growth, especially around rail stations. The following document shows this potential in terms of proposed housing and job creation, investment at and around stations as well as helping people get to stations.

East Midlands Report on Growth

East Midlands Rail Franchise Event, 21 March 2017

Slides from the EM Rail Franchise Consultation Workshop March 2017

Workshop questions and answers feedback

East Midlands Rail Franchise Competition

EMC is working in partnership with the Department for Transport on the East Midlands Rail Franchise Competition. The EMC Executive has agreed the two following documents as a basis for our engagement with the Department for Transport.

Strategic Statement approved

Social Value statement - approved

East Midlands Franchise Event - April 2016

Over 50 people from 30 different organisations across the East Midlands took part in the East Midlands Franchise event at the Newark Civil War Museum in April 2016. The event was chaired by Cllr Roger Blaney, Leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council. Delegates agreed to work with the DfT through EMC on the next East Midlands Rail Franchise Competition. The slides from the event can be accessed from below. 

East Midlands Franchsie Event Presentation - 25 April 2016

East Midlands Franchise workshop Summary Feedback FINAL

Draft Prospectus

EM Franchise - EM Rail Map