The Anonymous Widower

Transport For The South East Seeks Statutory Status

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on Railway Gazette.

This is the first two paragraphs.

The Transport for the South East group of 16 local authorities covering the region from Hampshire and Berkshire to Kent has begun consultation on its draft case for acquiring statutory status as a subnational transport body.

This would give it the right to be consulted on new franchises, a formal role in setting the High Level Output Specification, and powers to deliver a region-wide integrated smart ticketing scheme.

Why not?

The population of the sixteen local authorities must be comparable to some areas like Merseyside or Greater Manchester, which have their own transport bosies.


May 15, 2019 - Posted by | Transport |

1 Comment »

  1. Sounds like Network South East without Greater London ( or red lamp posts !) .

    If more services are transferred to TFL Overground then this body could work alongside TFL/ Mayor of London to represent Home Counties around Greater London given how services often go outside London and of course to represent longer distance users who are concerned about short distance London services crowding out longer services!

    Comment by Melvyn | May 15, 2019 | Reply

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