Rail Franchising

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 22nd July 2010.

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Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison Conservative, Battersea 10:30 am, 22nd July 2010

I think this is the appropriate moment to ask my question, Mr Speaker. In her discussions with rail franchises and franchisees, will my right hon. Friend ask them whether they will consider bringing longer trains through stations whose platforms have not been lengthened when they have available rolling stock? That is common on the continent, but we do not do it here, and it would greatly help at overcrowded stations such as Wandsworth Town station in my constituency.

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