Results 1–20 of 3324 for speaker:Jo Johnson

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Piccadilly Line: Rolling Stock (17 Sep 2018)

Jo Johnson: The timeframe for the deep tube upgrade programme is a matter for Transport for London .

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Network Rail: Bridges (17 Sep 2018)

Jo Johnson: The Department has had regular discussions with Network Rail about its commercial estate. On 10 September, Network Rail announced that it had agreed a £1.46bn sale with Telereal Trillium and Blackstone Property Partners for the sale of its commercial estate portfolio. Tenants’ existing rights have been safeguarded in this sale and current agreements between Network Rail and...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Great Western Railway: Fares (17 Sep 2018)

Jo Johnson: This information is commercially confidential.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East-West Rail Link (17 Sep 2018)

Jo Johnson: The East West Rail programme will be delivered in a phased approach with the Western Section Phase 1 already delivered with conventional signalling and the Western Section Phase 2 to also be delivered with conventional signalling. The Central Section Phase 3 is currently in its definition phase and its signalling system is yet to be confirmed. However, the possibility of using a digital...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Northern: Timetables (17 Sep 2018)

Jo Johnson: In line with answers provided to previous similar questions, the government’s focus has been on ensuring that the industry returns to a stable timetable as quickly as possible and that passengers in the most affected areas are compensated for the disruption caused. This approach is delivering for passengers, with the performance of both Govia Thameslink Railway and Northern having...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Tree Felling (14 Sep 2018)

Jo Johnson: This is an operational matter for Network Rail, which must comply with all environmental and safety regulations in its role as manager of Britain’s railway infrastructure.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Cumbria (14 Sep 2018)

Jo Johnson: All passengers are entitled to and encouraged to apply for Delay Repay compensation from their train operator. Both train operators, Northern and TransPennine Express will also be opening an additional compensation scheme to ensure that people who travelled regularly on the disrupted routes, but without a season ticket, will be eligible for compensation. This was announced at the end of July...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Northern: Rolling Stock (14 Sep 2018)

Jo Johnson: The train operators, Northern and TransPennine Express, will deliver brand new trains, including more than 500 new carriages, room for 40,000 extra passengers and more than 2,000 extra services a week. By 2020 all the trains will be brand new or completely refurbished, and all the Pacer trains will be gone.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Franchises (13 Sep 2018)

Jo Johnson: The minimum standards for delay compensation are set out in the National Rail Conditions of Travel (NRCoT). Franchised Train Operating Companies (TOCs) are required to have in place a Passenger’s Charter which includes their specific arrangements for compensation for passengers, with most franchised TOCs offering more than the NRCoT minimum. The Department for Transport has improved...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Tickets (13 Sep 2018)

Jo Johnson: The Office of Rail and Road has asked all train companies to introduce a voluntary ‘TVM Price Guarantee’ whereby they commit to refund the additional costs where the passenger could have purchased a cheaper ticket. This year all 17 train companies that use TVMs now have a TVM Price Guarantee in place. Train companies bidding for new franchises are asked to provide information...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Concessions (13 Sep 2018)

Jo Johnson: The Department continues to liaise closely with the rail industry as it runs its trial of the railcard to understand the potential commercial impacts. This represents a good example of the public and private sectors working together to bring about an initiative that both benefits passengers and brings about growth in rail travel. We expect the industry to confirm arrangements for a full roll...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Invalid Vehicles (13 Sep 2018)

Jo Johnson: Currently all train operating companies will carry mobility scooters which can be folded. Most can also carry unfolded mobility scooters, provided that they do not exceed the measurements of the ‘reference’ wheelchair and can meet certain manoeuvrability criteria - such as turning circle and the ability to safely propel (or be propelled) on to the train via a boarding ramp....

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Rail Delivery Group (13 Sep 2018)

Jo Johnson: The Rail Delivery Group (RDG) brings together the companies that run Britain’s railway under a single body to provide services and support, to represent and give a voice to freight and passenger operators and the supply chain. The day to day responsibility for managing local industrial relations and the workforce in the rail sector lies with the individual employers, however, RDG has a...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: North of England (13 Sep 2018)

Jo Johnson: We are working with Network Rail and Transport for the North to determine the best way to achieve major improvements for passengers on the Transpennine Route and will make further decisions on how this will be implemented later this year.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Thameslink Industry Readiness Board (13 Sep 2018)

Jo Johnson: Meetings of the Thameslink Industry Readiness Board have only been attended by representatives of the parties listed in the reply to Question 149570.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: North East (13 Sep 2018)

Jo Johnson: We welcome Nexus’ plans for further development of the Metro system to deliver better services to passengers, and stand ready to discuss the business case and funding for specific proposals. Any request for central Government enhancements funding would be considered against the priorities and principles set out in the Government’s March 2018 Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East Midlands Rail Franchise (13 Sep 2018)

Jo Johnson: The Department is currently evaluating bids for the South Eastern and East Midlands competitions. We are unable to confirm the extent to which bids are compliant until the evaluation process has been completed and will make respective announcements on contract award in due course. We are unable to comment further at this stage given the commercially sensitive nature of the procurement process.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East Coast Railway Line (13 Sep 2018)

Jo Johnson: The Intercity Express Programme (IEP) Invitation to Tender was published by the Department in 2007. The Invitation to Tender included a technical specification, the purpose of which was to ensure compatibility between the train and infrastructure, by providing railway infrastructure information to support the development of the train design. Therefore Hitachi are required to work with Network...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East Coast Railway Line (13 Sep 2018)

Jo Johnson: The Intercity Express Programme (IEP) Invitation to Tender was published by the Department in 2007. The Invitation to Tender included a technical specification, the purpose of which was to ensure compatibility between the train and infrastructure, by providing railway infrastructure information to support the development of the train design. Therefore Hitachi are required to work with Network...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Bicycles (13 Sep 2018)

Jo Johnson: The Department recognises the value in the integrated use of cycles and trains. We expect our franchisees to ensure that their trains meet the needs of their passengers - including the storage of cycles and luggage - with appropriate interior layouts and seating configurations. Where the Department identifies a specific need, it sets requirements on its franchisees to provide space on its...


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