East Anglia Rail Passenger Franchise Consultation

A poster at Ipswich Station displays details of the East Anglia Rail Passenger Franchise ConsultationThe Department for Transport has launched a Public Consultation on rail travel in East Anglia. The Rail Executive is asking for views on how rail services could be improved in the next franchise which will begin in October 2016.

The aim is to deliver a better rail service that helps grow the economy of East Anglia, improves customer service, supports local communities, benefits the environment, and creates opportunities to serve more destinations.


When the specification for the new franchise is published, train operating companies will put forth their bids to run rail services across East Anglia including the East Suffolk Line and Felixstowe Line. The result will shape rail travel in our area for the next decade.



East Anglia Rail Passenger Franchise Consultation documents

Get Involved – Your Views are Important


The views collected in the consultation will help form a key consideration in developing a new franchise for East Anglia.

For more information about the consultation, documents, dates and times of passenger and stakeholder meetings, and how you can respond online, see the website below:





The deadline to respond is 11:45pm 16 March 2015.