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Bill Presented: Backbench Business — Christmas Adjournment (18 December 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Thomas Docherty: I think—if I may say so gently—that the confusion may have been confounded when I referred to the Airdrie-Bathgate rail link and the right hon. Gentleman was unaware that that was in Scotland. Let me move on, however, to his useful remarks about suicides and attempted suicides at this time of year, particularly those involving railway lines. He and I will both know, because of our...

Carnforth Station (18 December 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Therese Coffey: ...transport links, such as the Furness line linking Carnforth with Barrow, Lancaster and beyond and the links to Morecambe, Skipton and Leeds, are essential to support a growing economy. I acknowledge the importance of good rail services and connections to delivering the economic priorities of our local partners in Lancashire and Cumbria. I will turn shortly to my hon. Friend’s main...

Business of the House (18 December 2014)

Jim Fitzpatrick: ...;s report was the proposal to break up the British Transport police. It was surprising because commentators over many years have commended them for the safety and security they provide on our transport networks, especially our rail network. Will the detailed proposals for that break-up come forward as part of the Smith commission proposals, or will there be a separate statement from the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Productivity (17 December 2014)

Matthew Hancock: .... The National Infrastructure Plan for 2014 outlines a 466 billion plan for the UK’s infrastructure, of which 189 billion is future investment. This includes 15 billion of road improvements, 38bn investment in rail and 46 billion investment in the gas and electricity network. Science and Innovation: The government funds and supports...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Roads: Snow and Ice (17 December 2014)

Baroness Kramer: ...a great deal of work with the transport sector to prepare for this winter season and all key transport operators, including local authorities, train operating companies, the Highways Agency, Network Rail and airports, have contingency plans in place to deal with any winter weather that may be encountered. In addition the Department continues to liaise closely with salt producers and as in...

Written Ministerial Statements — Transport: National Networks Policy Statement (17 December 2014)

John Hayes: There is a critical need to improve the national networks to address road congestion and crowding on the railways, to facilitate safe and reliable journeys, and to provide a transport network that is capable of stimulating and supporting economic growth. There is also an equally important need to ensure improvements have minimal impact on the environment, are well designed and improve safety....

Public Bill Committee: Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: Clause 9 - Monitor (16 December 2014)

Richard Burden: ...notices and fines: the Transport Committee and many external stakeholders were calling for this and in the other place the Opposition Front Bench pushed for it too. For the credibility of the Office of Rail Regulation in its new role, it is critical that these changes happen and the role is expanded expansion. The amendments are about clarifying what that role should be, because there is...

Public Bill Committee: Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: Clause 8 - Watchdog (16 December 2014) See 1 other result from this clause

Richard Burden: The Minister is correct that, partly as a result of discussions in the other place, Transport Focus’s remit for considering, representing and giving voice to users of the strategic road network has expanded somewhat. It now deals with users who are not motorists. That is good, but it still leaves a glaring gap. If a road user—again, I mean any kind of road user: a road trip...

Public Bill Committee: Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: Clause 5 - Directions and guidance (16 December 2014)

Richard Burden: ...strategy. I thank him for his words not only in Committee today but in the various letters he has written, because we now know that Ministers will set the strategic direction for the company and network and have the ability to issue statutory guidance and directions. There will be clear means for Ministers to intervene through incentives and sanctions, such as requiring additional...

Public Bill Committee: Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: Clause 3 - Road Investment Strategy (16 December 2014) See 5 other results from this clause

Richard Burden: ...be in the Department. I do not know, but I am grateful to the Minister for his assurance. Although the amendment was meant to probe, it probably is not wise to insert in the Bill a reference to Network Rail. In the unlikely event of the Government being re-elected, they might want to get rid of Network Rail and create something else that has been successful in the past, such as Railtrack....

Public Bill Committee: Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: Clause 1 - Appointment of strategic highways companies (16 December 2014)

John Hayes: ...the watchdog and monitor”, which will be published in October 2015, although I know that it has been made available. In it, we say that the watchdog will be “responsible for gathering the views of Strategic Road Network users and using them to shape policy and decision-making. This function will be carried out by Transport Focus—a restructured and renamed Passenger Focus,...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: London-Brighton Railway Line (16 December 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps Network Rail is taking to improve punctuality on the Brighton mainline; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Yorkshire and the Humber (16 December 2014)

Claire Perry: The Government has made available 200m for passenger journey improvements in the 2014 - 2019 Network Rail Control Period, and looks to the rail industry to identify the best schemes. The Department is not aware of any proposal to improve train speeds from Doncaster to Hull.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Infrastructure (16 December 2014)

Claire Perry: This Government has committed to a transformational package of rail investment, including an extensive rolling programme of electrification of over 850 route miles, compared to just 10 miles completed between 1997 and 2010. At this early stage, eight months into Network Rail’s current five year funding period, the cost estimates of many of the programmes have not yet been determined....

Written Answers — Department for Transport: First Hull Trains (15 December 2014)

Claire Perry: Open Access operators apply to the Office of Rail Regulation for the necessary access rights and to Network Rail for paths in the timetable.The Department for Transport has no say in this regulatory process. Therefore, there have been no recent meetings with representatives of First Hull Trains on the extension of their track-access arrangements beyond December 2016.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East Anglia Railway Line (15 December 2014)

Claire Perry: The Department does not hold information about the Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street line in the format requested. Details of infrastructure enhancements on the line are included in Network Rail’s enhancement plan for Control Period 4 (2009-2014) (available at http://www.networkrail.co.uk/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id= 30064785772) For information about enhancements prior to...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East Anglia Railway Line (15 December 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Simon Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times and when rail services on the Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street line have been disrupted as a result of overrunning engineering works carried out by Network Rail in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East Anglia Railway Line (15 December 2014)

Claire Perry: Investment plans for the line between Chelmsford and London Liverpool Street for Control Period 5 (for the period 2014-2019) are included in Network Rail’s Strategic Business Plan (available at the following web address: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/browse%20documents/strategicbus inessplan/cp5/supporting%20documents/our%20activity%20and%20...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: London-Weymouth Railway Line (15 December 2014)

Claire Perry: We will consider all options for improving journey times on the route to Weymouth within the infrastructure and operational constraints. The draft Wessex Route Study was published by Network Rail for consultation on 3 November 2014, setting out the strategic vision for the route over the next 30 years. The consultation is open until 17 February 2015 and responses will be published in due...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East Anglia Railway Line (15 December 2014)

Claire Perry: The Department does not hold punctuality figures at the level of detail requested. This is an operational matter for Network Rail.

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