Great Western Rail Franchise

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 28th February 2013.

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Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department for Transport 9:30 am, 28th February 2013

I thank my hon. Friend for that question and I am delighted to be able to tell him that during the period of the extension we will maintain today’s number of daily through services from London to Cornwall. The Truro to Falmouth service will remain at today’s levels and will no longer have to be funded by Cornwall county council, but through the high-level output specification intervention. The option for additional services on the St. Ives to Penzance branch from May 2014, subject to rolling stock availability, will be carried forward in this period.