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2012-03-08 DfT-004
Department for Transport


Rail decentralisation: devolving decision-making on passenger rail services in England

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Department for Transport

Rail decentralisation: devolving decision-making on passenger rail services in England

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8 March 2012
source Department for Transport
type Formal written consultation

Most train services in England are specified, funded and managed centrally by the Department for Transport based in London. Passenger Transport Executives’ (PTEs) and local authorities’ influence over the rail services provided in their local area is limited.

In line with its aspirations for localism, the Government is seeking to devolve, where appropriate, more accountability and decision-making related to local rail services to sub-national bodies, such as local authorities and PTEs. This consultation explores how this might be done in parts of England.

Why we are consulting
The Government wishes to seek views on whether improved outcomes for transport users might be achieved in some cases if more decisions relating to local rail services were made closer to the communities they serve.

We are also inviting sub-national bodies – PTEs and local authorities – to indicate their interest and come forward with outline proposals for taking on decision–making responsibility for passenger rail services in their area.

This consultation complements the Command Paper, Reforming Our Railways, published today. That sets out the Government’s vision for rail and responds to Sir Roy McNulty’s independent report on value for money on the railways

Consultation documents
Rail decentralisation: devolving decision-making (PDF – 295 KB)
Respond to the consultation
Consultees are encouraged to respond using the rail decentralisation online response form wherever possible. Alternatively, a copy has been included in the consultation document, please complete and send consultation responses to

Department for Transport
Rail Decentralisation Consultation
3/15 Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road

Hard copy or alternative formats (Braille, audio CD, etc) are available on request via the email address below

Contact details
If you wish to respond online, please use the response form.

Queries about the consultation itself can be directed to rail.decentralisation@dft.gsi.gov.uk.

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