Results 1–20 of 2096 for speaker:Paul Maynard

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Department for Transport: Advertising (12 Dec 2017)

Paul Maynard: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 14 November 2017. The correct answer should have been: Network Rail, Transport for London, the Department for Transport and Transport for the North carry out a range of different legislative and operational functions. The expenditure on advertising will reflect those functions. Network Rail and Transport for London have...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Department for Transport: Advertising (12 Dec 2017)

Paul Maynard: Network Rail, Transport for London, the Department for Transport and Transport for the North carry out a range of different legislative and operational functions. The expenditure on advertising will reflect those functions. Network Rail and Transport for London have direct operational responsibility for transport networks and need to inform and advise users of those networks. The Department...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Portsmouth (12 Dec 2017)

Paul Maynard: Under the new South Western Franchise operated since August 2017, passengers from Portsmouth to London should see journey times reduce by around 5 minutes from December 2018. South Western Railway (SWR) are currently consulting on their proposed timetable for December 2018 until 22nd December. With regard to reliability, the Secretary of State recently called a joint-performance summit...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Overcrowding (12 Dec 2017)

Paul Maynard: One of the most popular features of the UK railways is that it’s a walk-on, or turn up and go service. This flexibility is much prized by passengers. The Department believes that setting occupancy limits would substantially disadvantage passengers as such a system would need to either restrict travel to those with prior reservations, or to refuse to allow passengers with valid tickets...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Overcrowding (12 Dec 2017)

Paul Maynard: The Office of Rail and Road (ORR), as the health and safety authority for Britain’s railways, is responsible for ensuring that railway companies protect passengers from health and safety risks caused by trains and infrastructure. The Department for Transport requires train operators to carry out passenger counts as part of their franchise contracts to demonstrate that adequate...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railway Stations: Greater London (12 Dec 2017)

Paul Maynard: The Department has not any direct discussions with FirstGroup regarding the completion date for works at Acton Mainline and West Ealing stations. Network Rail are responsible for delivering the planned improvement works to these stations.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railway Stations: Greater London (12 Dec 2017)

Paul Maynard: Network Rail are delivering improvements to both Acton Mainline and West Ealing stations as part of the Crossrail project. Network Rail has confirmed that the planned improvements to Acton Mainline and West Ealing station buildings will be completed by the time the Elizabeth line becomes fully operational from December 2019. The critical major railway upgrades at these stations including...

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

Paul Maynard: The request from the Peninsula Rail Task Force for additional funding of £600,000 for the “Speed to the West” project represents the first stage in developing a new enhancement scheme to supplement a planned track renewal within the current funding Control Period to 2019 (CP5). The new enhancement scheme is estimated to cost an additional £20-30m to deliver and is...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: North Yorkshire (12 Dec 2017)

Paul Maynard: Northern Rail will begin to operate services between York and Scarborough on the Northern franchise from December 2019.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification (12 Dec 2017)

Paul Maynard: The estimates of the environmental benefits included in Table 8-5 were calculated in accordance with the Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) processes for appraising transport investments. The economic appraisal, including the environmental impacts reported in Table 8-5, was carried out using the DfT’s Transport Analysis Guidance, where environmental benefits (including...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification (12 Dec 2017)

Paul Maynard: We are committed to improving journeys for passengers on the Midland Main Line, which is why we are delivering biggest upgrade of the route since it was completed in 1870. The upgrade will enable increased passenger capacity and reduced journey times, and will see modern trains introduced across the route, including a fleet of brand new bi-mode intercity trains from 2022. The Government has...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Level Crossings: Pencoed (12 Dec 2017)

Paul Maynard: My Department has received no representations from Network Rail in relation to the closure of Pencoed level crossing.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Wales (12 Dec 2017)

Paul Maynard: Ministers and officials have regular discussions with their counterparts in Wales on a variety of railway matters and have discussed the preparation of the High Level Output Specification (HLOS) and Statement of Funds Available (SoFA) for CP6. We look to Network Rail to ensure they make the best use of these funds to maintain and improve safety across the whole of the rail network throughout...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Great Western Railway Line: Electrification (12 Dec 2017)

Paul Maynard: The rail modernisation programme on the Great Western mainline is continuing. Whilst Network Rail and train operators are responsible for maintaining safe railway operations, I am not aware of any evidence that the scope or otherwise of this rail upgrade programme would have any direct impacts on rail safety standards in Wales.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Competition (12 Dec 2017)

Paul Maynard: As the Secretary of State for Transport set in his November 2017 document A Strategic Vision for Rail, through the use of the Department’s franchising powers public procurement through competition will continue to be our central policy for train service operations, reflecting the significant benefits it has brought for passengers. However, whilst it is for individual operators to...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: York-Beverley Railway Line (12 Dec 2017)

Paul Maynard: The Government is working with local authorities and other partners to identify the best new rail projects that can unlock new housing and economic growth, ease overcrowding, meet future demand and offer good value for money. It is also helping them to identify new ways of designing, financing and funding additional rail capacity. We will consider proposals on a case by case basis, based on...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railway Stations: Haxby (12 Dec 2017)

Paul Maynard: The Government is working with local authorities and other partners to identify the best new rail projects that can unlock new housing and economic growth, ease overcrowding, meet future demand and offer good value for money. It is also helping them to identify new ways of designing, financing and funding additional rail capacity. We will consider proposals on a case by case basis, based on...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Network Rail: York (12 Dec 2017)

Paul Maynard: As an arm’s length body from government, Network Rail is responsible for assessing the effect of its transformation into a series of regional route business on the number of Network Rail jobs in each region.

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

Paul Maynard: We will consider future investment options under a new process for rail enhancements, which we will set out early in the New Year. The new process will focus our rail investments on delivering outcomes for rail users, and will require sufficiently strong business cases to be provided at each stage of development before investment. As the railway lines suggested would serve local markets and...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East Coast Rail Franchise (12 Dec 2017)

Paul Maynard: We are on target to meet the 2020 delivery date for the East Coast Partnership and are working with industry to finalise the design of the Partnership. We will announce more information in the coming months.


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