Department for Transport

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The Department for Transport (DfT) is responsible for managing the contracts with UK rail operator franchises other than ScotRail, which is the responsibility of Transport Scotland.

DfT's Rail Group was set up in summer 2005 following the Railways Act 2005 which gained Royal Assent on 7 April 2005. The Group combines the Department's overarching strategic and financial responsibilities for the railways with many of the functions formerly carried out by the Strategic Rail Authority (SRA).

External Links:

DfT: Railways