Devolution of inner suburban rail passenger services to Transport for London

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To: All Branches and Regional Councils

 

12th February 2016

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Circular No. NP060/16

 

Dear Colleague

 

Devolution of inner suburban rail passenger services to Transport for London

 

The Government are consulting on the devolution of inner suburban mainline rail passenger services to Transport for London with a key proposal being that the responsibility for franchising certain rail services transfers from the Department for Transport to Transport for London.

 

The consultation document is entitled “A new approach to rail passenger services in London and the South East” and can be found at:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/rail-passenger-services-in-london-and-the-south-east-a-new-approach

 

The Government consultation closes on 18th March 2016 and National Executive Committee are seeking the views of effected Branches and Regional Councils.  Views are sought obviously in the context that it is the union’s clear and unambiguous policy to support renationalisation of the railways.

 

I would be grateful for your views no later than Monday 7th March 2016.

 

Yours sincerely 

 

Mick Cash                                               

General Secretary