Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government which studies or investigations are currently examining past, present or future issues relating to Network Rail; who commissioned each study or investigation; and what are the names of the study or investigation leaders, terms of reference and planned reporting dates for each.
Lord Snape: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they first received notification from Network Rail that the costs of some projected enhancement and electrification schemes were likely to exceed the amounts listed as available to them in the budget for Control Period 5.
Lord Snape: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Network Rail enhancement and electrification schemes that have now been paused for reconsideration, whether they plan to take steps to ensure that all other remaining projects set out for completion in Control Period 5 will proceed as scheduled; and if that is not possible, whether they plan to publish a revised and achievable...
Lord Snape: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current financial stability of Network Rail and its impact on improvements to the railway system, in the light of increasing demand for passenger and freight services; and whether they plan to take further action to restructure the company if the recently commissioned review so recommends.
Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Rothschild's regarding their study into Network Rail's commercial property portfolio.
Lord Hanningfield: To ask Her Majesty’s Government to what extent any plans for the Norwich–Liverpool line, particularly in the Chelmsford area, have been affected by recent changes to Network Rail.
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: Intercity Express Programme (IEP) bi-mode trains with diesel motors will be deployed on Great Western lines from 2017. We expect Network Rail to deliver electrification projects within the timescales required for IEP delivery.
Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the appropriateness of Network Rail senior executives investigating the sale of part of the company to private investors.
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: The Secretary of State for Transport has commissioned proposals this autumn from Network Rail Chair Sir Peter Hendy for a re-plan of the Control Period 5 enhancements programme. It would be premature to comment on the outcome of that work before it has been concluded.
Lord Kennedy of Southwark: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress by Network Rail in delivering the rail electrification programme.
Lord Snape: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to make further changes at board level at Network Rail.
Baroness Randerson: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what reasons they have been given by Network Rail for likely delays to the electrification of the Swansea to Paddington rail line, which they had previously indicated had priority status.
Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what changes he intends to make to the funding arrangements for Network Rail; and if he will make a statement.
Lord Kennedy of Southwark: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have they had with Network Rail and the train operating companies regarding the on-going disruption to services at London Bridge.
Lord O'Neill of Gatley: ...topical issue of the supposed cancellation of the electrification of the Leeds to Manchester route, I say that it has not been cancelled: it has been delayed. That announcement was made in the context of trying to create a new and healthier environment for the leadership of Network Rail. I am just as agitated as many others about that decision, not least because it happened to be announced...
Andrew Jones: ...combined authority, which gives it control of a reformed “earn back” deal for 30 years, giving it the certainty needed to invest in that and other schemes. Hon. Members have talked about growth in the network. I am all in favour of growth, but it will be determined locally and supported nationally. It is not just Metrolink that is seeing investment rise and passenger numbers...
Claire Perry: ...and friends of the individual concerned and also serious consequences for train drivers, station staff, and members of the public who witness incidents, police officers and all who rely on our railway infrastructure. We are supporting Network Rail which is leading on behalf of the industry to deliver its national rail suicide prevention programme. This includes working in partnership...
Lilian Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his oral statement of 25 June 2015, Official Report, columns 1067-8, whether Network Rail will be liable to incur fines or other penalties in respect of (a) changes to the projects Network Rail is expected to deliver in Control Period 5 compared to the 2012 High Level Output specification and (b) variations to the Regulated...
Andrew Jones: A business case is being developed, in conjunction with Transport for the North, to enable the rail network in the North for smart ticketing. This will consider the impact on connectivity and capacity. The business case will also examine how rail services could be integrated with existing, and emerging, smart schemes in the Northern cities.