Meetings

The future of the Wales and Borders Rail Franchise

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

Note: Meeting Agenda can change at short notice. Particularly where future meeting dates are indicated more than a week in advance. Please check before planning to attend a Committee Meeting that the item you are interested in has not been moved.

Meeting: 28/01/2016 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 The future of Wales and Borders Rail Franchise

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Minutes:

3.3.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.


Meeting: 19/11/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 The Future of the Wales and Borders Rail Franchise

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Minutes:

5.3.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.


Meeting: 13/05/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Scrutiny of Network Rail

Mark Langman, Route Managing Director – Wales, Network Rail

Tim James, Head of Strategy and Planning – Wales, Network Rail

Jo Kaye, Director - Strategy & Planning, Network Rail

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Minutes:

2.1 Mark Langman, Tim James and Jo Kaye answered questions from Members of the Committee.


Meeting: 25/02/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Additional information from the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport regarding integrated ticketing, compliance with PRM-TSI and rolling stock

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Minutes:

5.4.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.

 


Meeting: 04/02/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 The future of the Wales and Borders Rail Franchise - Submissions from Porterbrook and Angel Trains

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Minutes:

5.1.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.


Meeting: 04/02/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Wales and Borders Rail Franchise Follow-up Scrutiny

Professor Stuart Cole, Emeritus Professor of Transport, Wales Transport Research Centre, University of South Wales

Supporting documents:

  • Research Brief

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Stuart Cole.


Meeting: 04/02/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Wales and Borders Rail Franchise Follow-up Scrutiny

Edwina Hart, Minister for Economy, Science and Transport

James Price, Director General, Economy, Science and Transport

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Minutes:

4.1 The Committee scrutinised the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport.

 

4.2 The Minister agreed to provide the following:

·         Information on delivery of smart / integrated ticketing in Wales;

·         Information on the approach planned to ensure Welsh rail complies with Persons of Reduced Mobility – Technical Specification for Interoperability (PRM-TSI), and with the Equality Act 2010;

·         Information on proposals for rolling stock by summer 2015, and detailed proposals by Christmas 2015.

 

4.3 The Committee agreed to keep the issue under review.


Meeting: 19/02/2014 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

Debate on the Enterprise and Business Committee's Report on The Future of the Wales and Borders Rail Franchise

NDM5437 Nick Ramsay (Monmouth)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Notes the report of the Enterprise and Business Committee on the Inquiry into the Future of the Wales and Borders Rail Franchise, which was laid in the Table Office on 11 December 2013.

 

Note: The response by the Welsh Government was laid on 12 February 2014.

 

Supporting Documents

 

Enterprise and Business Committee’s Report

Welsh Government’s Response

 

Decision:

The item started at 15.02

 

NDM5437 Nick Ramsay (Monmouth)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Notes the report of the Enterprise and Business Committee's Report on the Inquiry into the Future of the Wales and Borders Rail Franchise, which was laid in the Table Office on 11 December 2013.

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 27/11/2013 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2.)

Draft report on the future of the Wales and Borders Franchise (09.30-10.10)

Supporting documents:

EBC(4)-41-13(p1) - Draft report on the future of the Wales and Borders Franchise

 

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Meeting: 23/10/2013 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

Inquiry into the Future of the Wales and Borders Rail Franchise (9.15-10.15) (via videolink)

General Rail Group, Department for Transport

 

Witnesses:

Rowan Smith,  Commercial Manager South and West

David Sexton, HLOS Development Manager 

Brian Freemantle,  Head of Rolling Stock Policy & Contracts

Sarah Collins,   Head, Franchising Procurement Unit

 

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee took evidence from the representatives of the General Rail Group, Department for Transport.


Meeting: 23/10/2013 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

Inquiry into the Future of the Wales and Borders Rail Franchise (via videolink) (11.35-12.15)

Transport Scotland

 

Witnesses:

·         Frazer Henderson, Head of Rail Policy at Transport Scotland

 

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee took evidence from Frazer Henderson, Head of Rail Policy at Transport Scotland.


Meeting: 23/10/2013 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into the Future of the Wales and Borders Rail Franchise (10.30-11.30)

Minister for Economy, Science and Transport

 

Witnesses:

·         Edwina Hart AM, Minister for Economy, Science and Transport

·         James Price,  Director General, Economy, Science and Transport

 

Supporting documents:

EBC(4)-39-13(p1) - Minister for Economy, Science and Transport

 

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Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Minister for Economy, Science and Transport Edwina Hart AM.


Meeting: 17/10/2013 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into the Future of the Wales and Borders Rail Franchise (evidence session) (9:40-10.20)

Witness:

 

Network rail:

  • Mark Langman, Wales Route Regional Director

Supporting documents:

EBC(4)-38-13(p1) - WBF93 - Network Rail

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee took evidence from the representatives of Network Rail

 


Meeting: 09/10/2013 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into the Future of the Wales and Borders Rail Franchise (panel evidence session) (10.00-11.00)

Witnesses:

 

Angel Trains:

 

·         Kevin Tribley, Chief Operating Officer

 

Porterbrook Leasing Company Limited:

 

·         Keith Howard, Commercial Director

 

Supporting documents:

EBC(4)-37-13(p2) - WBF90 - Angel Trains

EBC(4)-37-13(p3) - WBF24 - Porterbrook Leasing Company Limited

 

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Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from the representatives of Rolling Stock Companies - Angel Trains and Porterbrook Leasing Company Limited

 


Meeting: 09/10/2013 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into the Future of the Wales and Borders Rail Franchise (panel evidence session) (11.15-12.00)

Witnesses:

 

Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP):

 

·                   Neil Buxton, General Manager

 

Wales Transport Research Centre, University of South Wales

 

·                   Professor Emeritus Stuart Cole

 

Supporting documents:

EBC(4)-37-13(p4) - WBF85 - Association of Community Rail Partnerships

EBC(4)-37-13(p5) - WBF62 - Stuart Cole

 

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Minutes:

4.1 The Committee took evidence from Neil Buxton, General Manager,  Association of Community Rail Partnerships and Professor Emeritus Stuart Cole, Wales Transport Research Centre, University of South Wales

 

 


Meeting: 03/10/2013 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into the Future of the Wales and Borders Rail Franchise: Arriva Trains Wales and Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) (panel evidence session)

Witnesses:

 

Arriva Trains Wales:

 

  • Ian Bullock, Managing Director, Arriva Trains Wales
  • Mike Bagshaw, Commercial Director, Arriva Trains Wales

 

ATOC:

 

·         Richard Davies, Head of Policy and Planning, ATOC

 

Supporting documents:

EBC(4)-36-13(p3) Arriva Trains Wales

EBC(4)-36-13(p4) - ATOC

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from the representatives of Arriva Trains Wales and Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC).

 


Meeting: 03/10/2013 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into the Future of the Wales and Borders Rail Franchise: Passenger Focus and RailFuture (panel evidence session)

Witnesses:

 

Passenger Focus:

 

  • Mike Hewitson, Head of Passenger Issues
  • David Beer, Passenger Executive

 

Rail Future:

 

  • John Rogers, Chairman, South Wales Lines
  • David Mawdsley, Secretary, North Wales Lines

 

Supporting documents:

EBC(4)-36-13(p1) Rail Future

EBC(4)-36-13(p2) - Passenger Focus

 

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee took evidence from the representatives of Passenger Focus and RailFuture.