Results 1–20 of 3101 for speaker:Huw Merriman

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Great British Railways: Derby (18 Apr 2024)

Huw Merriman: Great British Railways Transition Team (GBRTT) are currently working with a specialist property agent to identify a suitable location to house GBR’s HQ. GBRTT have collaborated closely with Derby-based partners including the City Council to create a shared vision for the HQ which includes creating value for customers and supporting local communities in and around the city. On 15 April,...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Train Operating Companies (18 Apr 2024)

Huw Merriman: There are currently 3 separate applications to run new open access services under consideration by the Office of Rail and Road: from Hull Trains to operate between Sheffield and London; Wrexham, Shropshire & Midlands Railway to operate between Wrexham and London; and Go-Op to operate between Taunton and Swindon/Weston-super-Mare. In the last 12 months, the ORR has approved Grand Union...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways (18 Apr 2024)

Huw Merriman: Network Rail have recently updated their process to begin publishing details of all future access rights released under Part J of the Network Code on their website. The Office for Rail and Road also publish on their website details of consolidated contract and track access decisions which allow potential market entrants to identify new opportunities.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways (18 Apr 2024)

Huw Merriman: Network Rail have confirmed that within the current timetable, published in December 2023, 7.16% of intercity passenger services across Great Britain are delivered by Open Access operators.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Alstom and Hitachi: Redundancy (18 Apr 2024)

Huw Merriman: My Department has been in intensive discussion with Alstom since the company announced a consultation on potential redundancies at its train manufacturing site in Derby in November 2023. Hitachi is not currently consulting on redundancies at its train manufacturing site in Newton Aycliffe, but my Department has met Hitachi Rail’s UK management team several times in recent months to discuss...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Rolling Stock: Manufacturing Industries (18 Apr 2024)

Huw Merriman: Hitachi is not currently consulting on any workforce changes at its train manufacturing site in Newton Aycliffe. Ministers and officials in my Department have met Hitachi Rail’s UK management team several times in recent months and have had several exchanges of correspondence to discuss workload and job security at the company’s Newton Aycliffe site.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: London North Eastern Railway: Finance (18 Apr 2024)

Huw Merriman: As reported in their annual statement of accounts, London North Eastern Railway received £96 million in subsidy from the Department for Transport for the year 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East Coast Main Line: Train Operating Companies (18 Apr 2024)

Huw Merriman: The Department for Transport does not specify the allocation of increased capacity. However, open access operators may apply to utilise available capacity alongside operators contracted by Government. It will then be a matter for Network Rail and the Office of Rail and Road to decide through the established systems and processes how capacity should ultimately be allocated.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East Coast Main Line (18 Apr 2024)

Huw Merriman: Network Rail have confirmed that within the current timetable, published in December 2023, 8.92% of East Coast Main Line intercity passenger services are delivered by Open Access operators.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Manufacturing Industries (18 Apr 2024)

Huw Merriman: My Department has engaged extensively with the four train manufacturers with facilities in the UK, train operators and rolling stock owners to ensure a sustainable future for UK rail manufacturing. Rail manufacturing plays an important role in growing the UK economy and there is now a strong pipeline of future orders. In January 2024, I wrote to train manufacturers with details of planned and...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Mill Hill Broadway Station: Access (18 Apr 2024)

Huw Merriman: There are many technical issues to overcome at this station, given it is located on the Midland Main Line and adjacent to the M1 motorway, all of which are currently under consideration.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Mill Hill Broadway Station: Access (18 Apr 2024)

Huw Merriman: The Access for All project at Mill Hill Broadway station is at the outline design stage. Network Rail are in the process of reviewing and challenging the cost estimate provided by the contractor.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Rolling Stock: Manufacturing Industries (18 Apr 2024)

Huw Merriman: My Department has met Hitachi Rail’s UK management team several times in recent months to discuss workload at the company’s Newton Aycliffe site. We remain keen to discuss options with Hitachi for ensuring a sustainable future for their site.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Line (18 Apr 2024)

Huw Merriman: Work is continuing on an updated Business Case for the HS2 programme. This update will be completed as soon as possible.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Line (18 Apr 2024)

Huw Merriman: The indicative train service specification will be published as part of the updated Business Case for the HS2 programme.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Elizabeth Line and Southeastern: Repairs and Maintenance (18 Apr 2024)

Huw Merriman: Ministers and officials have held intensive discussions over several months with rolling stock manufacturers to explore options to help them find viable and sustainable long-term solutions around their rolling stock capabilities. In January of this year, I published a pipeline of opportunities which I would expect all manufacturers to bid for; however, there is no guarantee on who will win...

Midge Hall Railway Station (17 Apr 2024)

Huw Merriman: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for South Ribble (Katherine Fletcher) on securing this debate on the merits of reopening Midge Hall railway station and providing direct services between Liverpool and Preston. I appreciate her tireless work in campaigning for the transport needs of South Ribble and the wider region. I also give credit to my hon. Friend the Member for Southport...

Midge Hall Railway Station (17 Apr 2024)

Huw Merriman: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for South Ribble (Katherine Fletcher) on securing this debate on the merits of reopening Midge Hall railway station and providing direct services between Liverpool and Preston. I appreciate her tireless work in campaigning for the transport needs of South Ribble and the wider region. I also give credit to my hon. Friend the Member for Southport...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railway Stations: Access (17 Apr 2024)

Huw Merriman: As part of our recent Network North announcement, the Government confirmed £350m will be made available to improve the accessibility of our train stations. We are assessing over 300 nominations for Access for All funding. At stations awarded funding this will create an obstacle free, accessible route from the station entrance to platforms. Successful nominations will be announced in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Line: Compensation (17 Apr 2024)

Huw Merriman: In all cases, HS2 Ltd seeks to provide compensation in as timely a manner as possible. And the focus of the Department for Transport has always been on devising policies to ensure that transactions are progressed promptly. For instance, the streamlined residential blight (SRB) scheme was introduced to provide a quicker route for property owners to sell their home as the process does not...


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