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North Cotswold Line (17 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Claire Perry: ...Minister, the Home Secretary, the Secretary of State for Wales, my hon. Friend the recently knighted Member for Mid Worcestershire (Sir Peter Luff), and indeed the Minister with responsibility for railways. I pay particular tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for West Worcestershire (Harriett Baldwin), who in her wonderful role as a Lords Commissioner cannot speak in public on this...

Autonomous Vehicles — Question for Short Debate (16 October 2014)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...he has said. The idea of a driverless car seems rather an alarming prospect and remains for many of us in the realm of science fiction. However, we can take heart from the fact that the Docklands Light Railway and some rail interconnections at airports such as Gatwick and Heathrow are driverless. We do not turn a hair in travelling on these systems. Last week, we read of the 16...

Cycling (16 October 2014)

Mark Lazarowicz: ...some specific areas where that should be done, and the first is indeed the need for joined-up policies in the field of transport. One of my hon. Friends has already made the point about cycle-rail linkages. In Scotland, the new ScotRail franchise has been reallocated to the private sector by the Scottish Government, although some of us are not too keen about that. The winning franchisor is...

Tata Steel — Statement (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...in a situation where no closure has been announced—this is a change of ownership. I also agree with what she said about the great steps forward we have made in building cars and expanding our rail industry and rail networks, and their supporting supply chain. The steel industry has become much stronger under this Government. In the period 1997 to 2010, steel production fell by more...

Women and Equalities: Tata Steel (16 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Matthew Hancock: ...industry. The national infrastructure plan identifies a pipeline of more than 500 projects—costing about 250 billion to 2015—almost all of which need steel. That includes 1.4 billion in railway infrastructure, and 95% of the steel for the UK’s rail network will come from Tata Steel for the next five to 10 years. We have of course reduced energy costs,...

Leeds Bradford International Airport (15 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Robert Goodwill: The gradients involved in potential rail access to the airport are sufficiently steep that I suspect one would need an electrically powered train to have the correct number of driving wheels, and I have been advised that doing that is not just a straightforward engineering challenge. I am well aware of the surface access issues at Leeds Bradford airport—indeed, my constituents on the...

[Martin Caton in the Chair] — Transport in the North-East (15 October 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

John Hayes: ...to different places for different purposes at different times and by different means. For that reason, we have to consider transport in the round. We have to consider how bus travel interfaces with rail travel, and how investment in roads will affect other modes of transport. That is a challenge for any Government, because the shadow Minister is right that Governments tend to work in...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Railways: Electrification (15 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Lord Berkeley: ...8217;s Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Kramer on 15 September (HL1794 and HL1795), since 1 June 2014 how many meetings have been held between (1) the Department for Transport and Network Rail, and (2) the Department for Transport and the Office of Rail Regulation, to discuss the costs of the electrification schemes.

Written Ministerial Statements — Transport: EU Transport Council (15 October 2014)

Robert Goodwill: ...justice and home affairs content. As a result I formally tabled a joint minute statement with Ireland setting out these concerns and abstained. In the Council’s first discussion on the fourth railway package market pillar, I strongly endorsed proposals to liberalise the domestic rail passenger market. I emphasised that the effects of competition in the UK over the last 20 years had...

Steel Industry (14 October 2014)

Edward Vaizey: ...that project. We are also working to help the steel industry to win orders. The national infrastructure plan includes 500 projects worth a total of 250 billion for 2015 and beyond. That figure includes more than 1 billion in railway infrastructure. It has also been announced that 95% of the steel for the UK’s rail network will come from Tata Steel for the next five, and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Network Rail (14 October 2014)

Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Kramer on 15 September (HL1794 and HL1795), with reference to the Framework Agreement between Network Rail and the Department of Transport, whether (1) the Department for Transport, (2) the Office of Rail Regulation or (3) both organisations are now responsible for approving and monitoring progress against...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Reading Station (13 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Baroness Deech: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the provision of information to passengers at Reading Station following its redevelopment by Network Rail and, in particular (1) the provision of large printed timetables, (2) the visibility of platform number signs on the platforms, (3) the visibility and positioning of indicator screens, (4) the detailing of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Reading Station (13 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Baroness Deech: ...Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the suitability of protection from the elements afforded to passengers on platforms at Reading Station following its redevelopment by Network Rail.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Roads Maintenance (7 October 2014)

Danny Kennedy: No. I have to make progress. Rail services in the UK and the Republic of Ireland would not be possible without a running costs subsidy from government. Locally, the subsidy has been gradually reducing with passenger growth. I have further reduced it by 1 million. In the light of the baseline reductions that I have faced, I have further reduced the fuel...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Manchester-Burnley Railway Line (26 September 2014)

Baroness Kramer: Although the work to reinstate the track is now finished, Network Rail has yet to complete the signalling infrastructure works that will allow trains to run through the full length of the curve in both directions. Once Network Rail has finished all the necessary infrastructure works, Northern will be able to begin driver route training. Northern Rail, in consultation with Lancashire County...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Manchester-Burnley Railway Line (26 September 2014)

Baroness Kramer: Although the work to reinstate the track is now finished, Network Rail has yet to complete the signalling infrastructure works that will allow trains to run through the full length of the curve in both directions. Once Network Rail has finished all the necessary infrastructure works, Northern will be able to begin driver route training. The acquisition of rolling stock is a matter for the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Railways: Bridges (26 September 2014)

Baroness Kramer: Network Rail is now an arm’s-length public sector body and the funding of the footbridge at Stodham is an operational matter for the company. Network Rail advises that it funded the footbridge at a cost of 350,000.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Railways: Electrification (26 September 2014)

Baroness Kramer: The detailed cost estimates for future rail electrification are still being developed by Network Rail and will be evaluated using the Enhancement Cost Adjustment Mechanism set out in the Office Rail Regulation’s Final Determination for Control Period 5. This process is not expected to conclude until early 2016.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Railways: Electrification (26 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Department for Transport and Office of Rail Regulation staff are investigating Network Rail's costs of electrification; and whether the Department for Transport is planning to take over the responsibility of the Office of Rail Regulation for monitoring Network Rail's costs.

Written Ministerial Statements — Transport: Rail Franchising (Southeastern) (11 September 2014)

Claire Perry: I can announce today the successful conclusion of negotiations for a new directly awarded franchise agreement with London and South Eastern Railway Ltd (LSER, trading as Southeastern), a subsidiary of Govia. This agreement will see LSER continue to run passenger rail services on the South Eastern franchise for three years and nine months until the start of the services on the next competed...

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