- Discussions continue to last minute
- No ‘one size fits all’ ERMA
- Varying appetites between owning groups
- OLR on emergency standby
Sometimes writing this column is like walking a tightrope without a safety net. This is one example.
By the time you are reading this the Department for Transport should have announced what is to succeed the Emergency Measures Agreements (EMA) introduced to keep passenger services running through the coronavirus lockdown. Under an EMA, the train operating company (TOC) hands over any revenue to DfT and the Department pays the operator’s costs.