Forum Update: Cross Country franchise will begin in 2019

The new Cross Country franchise will begin in 2019. Cross Country is an important link in our public transport network and provides Sheffield’s trains from Edinburgh/Newcastle to Plymouth/Southampton via Birmingham. After lobbying, the DfT have agreed to hold one of the consultation events about the new franchise at Sheffield Chamber on 19th June 2018, where representatives of public and private sector will meet the DfT. The event is invitation only. Please let me know on peter.kennan1@btinternet.com if you would like to attend.

Here is the public consultation document [link], the full draft reply of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce & Industry [link] and 10 key bullets that we are working on with local public and private sector partners [link].

Please could you look at the 3 documents and let me know on peter.kennan1@btinternet.com by 30th June 2018 if you have any thoughts or further observations which you consider should be included.

Many thanks

Peter Kennan
Chair of Transport Forum, Sheffield Chamber of Commerce & Industry