Ian Davidson (Glasgow South West, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport
(1) how many railway stations were closed because they were within one mile of another station offering a similar service in each of the last 10 years;
(2) what information her Department holds on the number of railway stations in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) Glasgow, (d) London and (e) Glasgow South West constituency which are within one mile of another station offering a similar service;
(3) how many railway stations are proposed for closure because they are within one mile of another station offering a similar service;
(4) how many railway stations have been (a) opened and (b) closed in each of the last 10 years.
Michael Penning (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Roads and Motoring), Transport; Hemel Hempstead, Conservative)
The following table lists the stations that have been opened and closed in each of the last 10 years.
|Rhoose Cardiff International Airport|
|2006||Liverpool South Parkway||Allerton|
|West Ham, Canning Town, Custom House and Stratford Low Level(1)|
|2007||Coleshill Parkway||King's Cross Thameslink|
|St Pancras International|
|2008||Ebbw Vale Parkway||Abercynon North|
|Risca and Pontymister|
|Heathrow Terminal 5|
|Aylesbury Vale Parkway|
|2009||East Midlands Parkway|
|(1) National Rail platforms closed as part of the new DLR line from Stratford International to Canning Town. (2) Station relocated.|
Allerton, Garston, King's Cross Thameslink and Abercynon North were all closed because they were within one mile of another station offering a similar service.
There are currently no proposals to close a station in England or Wales because it is within one mile of another station offering a similar service. Transport Scotland is responsible for the closure of stations in Scotland.
The Department does not hold information on the number of stations which are within one mile of another station offering a similar service.