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Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: South West (12 Oct 2017)

Paul Maynard: In December 2016 my Department introduced a requirement that future rail franchises have better mobile connectivity for passengers. This significantly increases the number of places along the railway line where there is signal. There are three railway franchises in the South West. For Great Western and Cross Country Franchises these requirements will come into effect in 2019 and must be...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Eddisbury (12 Oct 2017)

Paul Maynard: The 2015 Spending Review established a funding envelope for Phase Two of £28.55bn (in 2015 prices). Following the transfer of scope of Crewe Tunnel between Phase 2a and Phase 2b, total funding of £25.07bn has been allocated to Phase 2b (including provision for rolling stock). HS2 Ltd is expected to manage all elements of the delivery of Phase 2b from within the overall funding...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Kingston upon Hull (12 Oct 2017)

Paul Maynard: There are a number of investments to increase the overall capacity and improve journey times between Hull and Liverpool via Leeds. In May 2014, faster services with a 15 minute journey time saving began running between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Victoria. In 2015, longer trains started and in October of this year, we will have completed building an additional platform and track on...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: South Western Rail Franchise: Standards (12 Oct 2017)

Paul Maynard: The Train Service Specification is part of the Franchise Agreement and will see a recasting of the South Western timetables, in December 2018 and December 2020. December 2018 will see the introduction of the modified fleet of Class 442 trains on the Portsmouth Direct services between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour. While the contracted maximum journey times for off-peak services to...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Ryde (12 Oct 2017)

Paul Maynard: The Department for Transport has made no assessment of the scale and timing of any required infrastructure works on Ryde Pier, Isle of Wight The infrastructure on the Isle of Wight is owned by Network Rail and the responsibilities for maintenance and renewal of these assets is apportioned between Network Rail and the Train Operating Company (South Western Railway, SWR) under the terms of...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Ryde (12 Oct 2017)

Paul Maynard: The infrastructure on the Isle of Wight is owned by Network Rail and the responsibilities for maintenance and renewal of these assets is apportioned between Network Rail and the Train Operating Company (South Western Railway, SWR) under the terms of the lease between these organisations. This lease is due for renewal in 2019. We would expect Network Rail to make provision for any routine...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed Two: Staff (12 Oct 2017)

Paul Maynard: HS2 is the largest infrastructure project in Europe. Once complete it will connect eight out of our ten biggest cities, increasing rail capacity on the current system and reducing journey times, while also creating thousands of jobs and acting as a catalyst for economic growth across the UK. HS2 Ltd is the executive non-departmental public body established to develop and deliver the HS2...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Transport: Planning Act 2008: Application for the proposed Silvertown Tunnel Development Consent Order (11 Oct 2017)

Paul Maynard: I have been asked by my Right Honourable Friend, the Secretary of State, to make this Written Ministerial Statement. This statement concerns the application made by Transport for London under the Planning Act 2008 on 29 April 2016 for a proposed development known as Silvertown Tunnel. The Application will allow for the construction of a new twin bore road tunnel to pass under the River...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Wales (9 Oct 2017)

Paul Maynard: Network Rail has been considering carefully the risks associated with the proposed transfer of ownership of the Valley Lines. Both it and the Welsh Government have been developing an agreement based upon Network Rail being held harmless for the direct impacts upon its business of the proposed transfer.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Wales (9 Oct 2017)

Paul Maynard: As part of developing an agreement for the proposed transfer of the Valley Lines, Network Rail has given the Welsh Government access to information, staff and infrastructure to allow it to understand the current condition of the network and current and future risks associated with it. Dealing with this issue will form part of the final agreement for transfer.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Wales (9 Oct 2017)

Paul Maynard: The government, the Welsh Government and Network Rail have been working to develop an asset transfer agreement that represents a fair settlement to all parties for the proposed transfer. Agreement has been reached on the key principles and will be subject to detailed agreement in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Wales (9 Oct 2017)

Paul Maynard: Agreement has been reached on the key principles relating to the proposed transfer of the Valley Lines. The principle that the Welsh Government and Network Rail have worked to is that Network Rail’s business should be held harmless as a result of the transfer and that Network Rail will not retain liabilities for assets that it no longer owns. Subject to this principle, discussions on...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Wales (9 Oct 2017)

Paul Maynard: Network Rail’s debt will not transfer to the Welsh Government as a result of any transfer.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Trains: Diesel Fuel (9 Oct 2017)

Paul Maynard: We are encouraging the railway industry to improve air quality by proposing solutions that reduce emissions from trains and also to develop innovative solutions around future fuel technologies such as hydrogen and battery power. In the nearer term, there are currently a number of new bi-mode trains being delivered or on order. The rail industry expects rolling stock to typically have an...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Wales (9 Oct 2017)

Paul Maynard: The financial consequences of the proposed transfer of the Valley Lines are still being discussed between the two governments.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Wales (9 Oct 2017)

Paul Maynard: Insurance costs relating to the Cardiff Valley Lines subsequent to their proposed transfer would be a matter for the Welsh Government.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Wales (9 Oct 2017)

Paul Maynard: In developing its detailed proposals for the proposed transfer of ownership of the Cardiff Valley Lines, licensing issues relating to the assets are a matter for the Welsh Government and the Office of Rail and Road.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Wales (9 Oct 2017)

Paul Maynard: As the employer, Network Rail is responsible for ensuring the protection of the rights of such employees who are affected by the proposed transfer of the Cardiff Valley Lines. It is absolutely right that all parties involved in any such transfer place the protection of affected staff at the centre of their thinking in developing the detailed proposals for a transfer.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Wales (9 Oct 2017)

Paul Maynard: Network Rail does not employ staff to work solely on the Valley Lines, which is not accounted for as a business unit. The Valley Lines are supported by staff in Network Rail’s Route business (based in Cardiff) as well as centralised functions based elsewhere in the UK.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Network Rail (9 Oct 2017)

Paul Maynard: The Secretary of State meets with the Chair and Chief Executive of Network Rail on a regular basis.


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