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Opposition Day: Government Policies (Wales) (26 November 2014)

Stephen Crabb: ...times and more frequent train services that electrification will bring than the valleys communities. Yet again, investment has Welsh people at its heart. The Government’s programme of investment in rail infrastructure in Wales and throughout the UK is one of the most ambitious since the development of the rail network in the 19th century. By 2019, we shall have put in place more than...

London Transport Zones (Croydon) (25 November 2014)

Robert Goodwill: ...that the zoning of stations has a real impact on the cost of travel in London, and I am aware that this is a matter of some concern locally. We do, as a Government, understand how important rail travel is for this country’s economy and for all of us who use these services to get to work, to visit family and to get around. That is why this Government are investing 38 billion...

Consumer Rights Bill: Report (2nd Day) (24 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Taverne: ...was the orbiter disaster in the United States. In Canada, the so-called Gimli Glider ran out of fuel because of the same mistake and nearly killed hundreds of people. In Britain, only in the past few weeks, we have heard about the difficulties of Network Rail. A BBC reporter was told about maintenance crews across Britain who record what they do in different ways. He said: “Network...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Transport: Stafford (24 November 2014)

Robert Goodwill: ...to make more sustainable travel habits and reduce car use. Staffordshire County Council will also receive 985k in revenue grant in 2015/16 for a project that includes further bus interchange and rail network enhancements, and service information improvements. Providing 1.7m from the Local Pinch Point Fund for the Beacon Business Park scheme, Stafford, which aimed to...

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (21 November 2014)

Baroness Thomas of Winchester: ..., clothes shops and many others, but all too often there is the barrier of a step or two, making it impossible for wheelchair users or even walker users, like me, to access these places. Nor, often, is there a rail, meaning that even those with sticks feel unsafe. The excuses are legion, the chief one being, “The landlord won’t let us”, or, “This is a listed...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Learning Disability (21 November 2014)

Lilian Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what provision is made for rail passengers under the Think Autism strategy; what steps he has taken to raise awareness of the needs of rail passengers with learning and developmental disabilities; and what recent discussions he has held with train operating companies and Network Rail about the structure and effectiveness of their disability...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Network Rail (21 November 2014)

Tom Harris: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what impact the reclassification of Network Rail as a government body has had on (a) the financial position of the Government and (b) the financial position of Network Rail; and if he will make a statement.

Backbench Business: Money Creation and Society (20 November 2014)

William Cash: ...the Member for Wokingham (Mr Redwood) and I and one or two others attacked the Labour party for the lack of growth and expressed our concern about the level of debt. If we add in all the debts from Network Rail, nuclear decommissioning, unfunded pension liabilities and so on, the actual debt is reaching extremely high levels. According to the Government’s own statements, it could now...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Stansted Airport (20 November 2014)

Robert Goodwill: The Airports Commission Interim Report recommended "work on developing proposals to improve the rail link between London and Stansted". To that end, we have challenged Network Rail to develop such proposals within the context of its Anglia Route Study, a draft of which is currently subject to public consultation. Minsters and officials in the Department regularly discuss this and other...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Stansted Airport (20 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Gordon Marsden: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Network Rail on the possibility of using CP6 funding to deliver the surface access improvements to Stansted Airport recommended in the Airports Commission Interim Report, published in December 2013.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Network Rail (20 November 2014)

Tom Harris: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether any proportion of Network Rail's debt has been allocated to the Scottish Government as a result of the reclassification of Network Rail as a government body on 1 September 2014.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Railways (17 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 6 November (HL2589), what savings they have made to date from alliances between passenger train operators and Network Rail.

Rail Services (Portsmouth Harbour) (11 November 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Robert Goodwill: ...she raised so eloquently. I apologise for being a poor substitute for the Under-Secretary of State for Transport, my hon. Friend the Member for Devizes (Claire Perry), who has responsibility for rail. She is currently speaking in Westminster Hall, and even she cannot be in two places at the same time. As my hon. Friend the Member for Gosport knows, the Portsmouth-to-London line is an...

Great Eastern Main Line (11 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Claire Perry: ...;s second largest region in terms of economic contribution and is focused on high-value, white-hot growth industries, such as life sciences and biotech. Of course, it is not only this region that needs rail investment. As my hon. Friend the Member for Harlow (Robert Halfon) pointed out, there is under-investment right across the railway network. In the past 20 years, we have seen record...

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (11 November 2014)

Economic Affairs: Economic Case for HS2. 3:30 pm; Room 1, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 3.35pm) evidence will be heard from Paul Plummer, Rail Delivery Group and Network Rail; Rupert Walker, Network Rail; and Professor Chris Nash, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds and (at approximately 4.30pm) from Lord Adonis.

Infrastructure Bill [HL]: Report (3rd Day) (10 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Berkeley: ...arrangement in the private sector to finance them, we need to know the long-term effect. It is worth pointing out that many of the sectors mentioned in the amendment are by definition monopolies: railway infrastructure is a monopoly; water services are generally monopolies; and gas and electricity are not generally monopolies, but some of them are. I think it is true to say that all...

Low-income and Vulnerable Consumers — Motion to Take Note (6 November 2014)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...to double in a year. Those profits comprise 8% of bills. Labour will break up big energy companies, introduce a simple new tariff and replace Ofgem with a tough new energy watchdog. Travelling by rail to work is essential for many. In Birmingham, Bristol and York the average commuter travels 35 miles every morning; yet half of rail users do not think that they get value for money and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Railways (6 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what savings they have made from alliances between passenger train operators and Network Rail.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Reading Station (6 November 2014)

Baroness Kramer: The implementation of the Governance for Railway Investment Projects (GRIP) process is the responsibility of Network Rail and it are responsible for meeting all relevant standards. Network Rail has however, advised me that: 1) The station operator; First Great Western has decided not to specify the provision of large printed timetables.2) The platform number signs are standard size signs and...

Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day]: Local Bus Services (5 November 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Bridget Phillipson: ...debate. With two thirds of all public transport journeys made by bus, we are right to talk more about the importance of local bus services, although the issue is often overshadowed by debate on rail and infrastructure. Unfortunately, my constituents do not enjoy the benefits of a rail or light rail service, and many are entirely reliant on local bus services. I hear from older residents...

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