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|16 Jul 2018, 1:39 p.m.||Sir Christopher Chope MP (Conservative - Christchurch)||Sir Christopher Chope MP (Conservative - Christchurch)|
Question to the Department for Transport:
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is the Government's policy that Cross Country train services from the north of England should continue to connect with Brockenhurst and Bournemouth without the need to change trains; and if he will make a statement.
Answered by Lord Johnson of Marylebone
The Department launched a public consultation for the Cross Country franchise on the 7th June. We want passengers to give us their views on the next franchise. We do not want to prejudge responses so I would encourage you and your constituents to respond to the consultation.
The closing date for the consultation is 30th August. The link to the consultation is www.gov.uk/government/consultations/cross-country-rail-franchise. Feedback from this consultation will be used to help the department specify the next franchise.