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Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Season Tickets (21 Jun 2018)

Jo Johnson: Holding answer received on 20 June 2018 The Department reviews the suitability of its policies on an ongoing basis and takes into account new evidence when available. Whilst there has been a fall in journeys made using season tickets, there has been a 4% increase in journeys made using other ticket types. The recent decline in journeys made using season tickets has been observed...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Season Tickets (21 Jun 2018)

Jo Johnson: Holding answer received on 20 June 2018 We continue to look into ways to improve the offer for passengers who work part time. The Secretary of State now includes a requirement for bidders to develop flexible ticketing offers for those who work or commute part-time in all franchise competitions. In developing such offers train operators should make use of both official statistics and...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Timetables (21 Jun 2018)

Jo Johnson: Govia Thameslink Railway informed Ministers after they had implemented final roster changes that they were unable to deliver all their planned services.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Network Rail: Property (21 Jun 2018)

Jo Johnson: Network Rail is one of Britain’s largest providers of commercial business space for small to medium sized businesses. Arches are increasingly popular for a range of uses and the majority of tenants are small independent businesses. Once the business is sold, all current leases will transfer to the new buyer and all lease arrangements and protections will be unchanged.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Northern: Standards (21 Jun 2018)

Jo Johnson: There are a number of service recovery and force majeure claims that will have to be processed before officials are able to assess if Arriva Rail North is in contravention of the Franchise Agreement.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Train Operating Companies: Compensation (21 Jun 2018)

Jo Johnson: All franchise agreements contain a standard clause under which train operating companies may approach the Secretary of State with a request for compensation for net losses that arise out of industrial action. Our records show no compensation payments under this clause have been made to train operating companies since 2006.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Northern: Compensation (21 Jun 2018)

Jo Johnson: As provided for in all franchise agreements, the Secretary of State, in his discretion, may at any time decide to reimburse or ameliorate net losses of the Franchisee arising from Industrial Action (however caused and of whatever nature) in circumstances where the Franchisee has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Secretary of State that it has taken all reasonable steps to avoid the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Northern: Compensation (21 Jun 2018)

Jo Johnson: Any such request would be a commercial matter between Arriva Rail North and the Secretary of State. However, no payments have been made under the relevant Franchise Agreement provisions.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Northern: Compensation (21 Jun 2018)

Jo Johnson: This is a reserved matter for the Secretary of State. Transport for the North has no authority under the terms of the Partnership Agreement to agree to such a claim. Rail North Ltd has become part of Transport for the North. As stated in my answer of 21 June, UIN 152739, no payments have been made under the relevant Franchise Agreement provisions.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Northern: Compensation (21 Jun 2018)

Jo Johnson: This matter is reserved to the Secretary of State under the terms of the Partnership Agreement. Rail North Ltd has become part of Transport for the North.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Northern: Compensation (21 Jun 2018)

Jo Johnson: This matter is reserved to the Secretary of State under the terms of the Partnership Agreement. Rail North Ltd has become part of Transport for the North.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Northern: Compensation (21 Jun 2018)

Jo Johnson: We recognise that passengers have faced an unacceptable level of disruption in the North. A special compensation scheme for inconvenienced passengers is being established and details will be announced by Transport for the North. This is an industry funded scheme which Network Rail are paying for in full from within their existing operational budgets. Network Rail have accepted that their...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Trees (21 Jun 2018)

Jo Johnson: With 20,000 miles of track and millions of trees along the railway, ensuring vegetation is managed and the railway continues to be safe and reliable for the millions of people who use the network every day is a full time job for Network Rail. In the last year, there were more than a thousand incidents where trees caused disruption to the network as a result of storms, rain and wind. Network...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railway Stations: Brighton (21 Jun 2018)

Jo Johnson: The Department collects some information on the number of passengers who use trains at selected stations, however it does not collect this information for Preston Park. Train operators use commercial passenger data and various modelling methods when making changes to the timetable. This data takes into account time of day, day of week and passengers using stations other than the one which is...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Govia Thameslink Railway: Compensation (21 Jun 2018)

Jo Johnson: These customer facing systems are managed by the Train Operating Companies and third party suppliers. Where trains have been removed from the timetable in advance, they generally should not appear on these systems, whereas trains cancelled on the day will appear as cancellations. Passengers are encouraged to apply for Delay Repay. Delay Repay compensation is payable to passengers disrupted...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Southern (21 Jun 2018)

Jo Johnson: The average training length for a new train driver recruit will vary between Train Operating Companies, and will in part be determined by the complexity of the route(s) upon which the driver is being trained. However, we understand that training length can be up to or over a year. For existing drivers learning new routes, this will again vary depending upon factors such as the complexity of...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Govia Thameslink Railway (21 Jun 2018)

Jo Johnson: The company standards regarding the safety, planning and measures for drivers to learn new routes are jointly managed by the Train Operating Company, Network Rail and the driver’s trade union ASLEF.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Network Rail (21 Jun 2018)

Jo Johnson: The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) is independent of government and accountable directly to Parliament. Within this framework, Ministers and senior officials of the Department for Transport meet with ORR’s Chair and Chief Executive regularly to discuss the measures ORR is taking to monitor and regulate the performance of Network Rail, including the Network Rail Monitor, which provides a...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Standards (21 Jun 2018)

Jo Johnson: At the request of the Secretary of State for Transport, a full independent inquiry is being undertaken by the Office of Rail and Road, chaired by Professor Stephen Glaister and a final report is due by the end of 2018. The Department will take account of any recommendations the review makes to improve the functions and effectiveness all the key rail bodies, including the Department for...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Rail Delivery Group: Membership (21 Jun 2018)

Jo Johnson: Network Rail’s membership fee to Rail Delivery Group is determined on an annual basis. The fee for the last two years are: 2016/17 £2.695m 2017/18 £2.760m Direct Rail Services do not pay membership fees.


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