Rail Modernisation

Part of Transport – in the House of Commons on 2nd March 2023.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

TransPennine Express has been providing unacceptable levels of service to the north and the midlands for years—well prior to covid—and now they are at truly dire levels. The operator of last resort has made it clear to the Transport Committee that it has capacity and can bring TransPennine Express under its remit. Is the Secretary of State confirming that for ideological reasons he will refuse to step in and provide a better service to the north and the midlands?