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Points of Order (20 Jul 2017)

Clive Betts: ...of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Once again the Secretary of State has made a major announcement outside the Chamber on an issue that affects my constituents in Sheffield. The electrification of the midland mainline has been on and off for a number of years; it was on and then paused, then it was on and now apparently it is off again. A written statement has been sneaked out, but no...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Transport: Rail update (20 Jul 2017)

Chris Grayling: I wish to inform the House about some important developments regarding the rail networks of the Midland Main Line, South Wales and the North of England. Passenger numbers on the UK rail network have more than doubled since privatisation 20 years ago and our country’s railways need to adapt and change to be able to meet current and future demand. Therefore we are delivering the largest...

Armed Forces: Thameslink (19 Jul 2017)

Paul Maynard: ...outputs that we seek. To date, the Thameslink programme has delivered a new Blackfriars station connecting both side of the Thames. We have seen major enhancements at Farringdon, platform extensions on midland main line stations to allow longer trains and, as I said, 37 of the new class 700 trains. There are new maintenance depots at Three Bridges in Crawley and Hornsey in north London,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Academies: Closures (18 Jul 2017)

Robert Goodwill: ...Academy Studio school 15 Kajans Hospitality & Catering Studio School Studio school 16 Tendring Enterprise Studio School Studio school 17 The Hull Studio School Studio school 18 The Midland Studio College Hinckley Studio school 19 The Midland Studio College Nuneaton Studio school 20 The Studio School Luton Studio school 21 Black Country UTC UTC 22 Central...

HS2 Update (17 Jul 2017)

Andy McDonald: ...told that in adopting the M18 route in south Yorkshire, although HS2 Ltd has included in the costs estimate the delivery of a junction north of Sheffield and back to the HS2 main line, it has not costed electrification of the midland main line between Clay Cross and Sheffield Midland, or from Sheffield to the north. Does the Secretary of State intend the line to be electrified in readiness...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Topical Questions (13 Jul 2017)

Alex Norris: The Transport Secretary is due to outline his plans for rail investment in the coming days. There is real concern that the promised electrification of the midland main line, which has the best business case, will be delayed again or dropped completely. Keeping promises is important. Will Ministers be keeping theirs?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: East Midlands (12 Jul 2017)

Paul Maynard: Network Rail and the train operators are currently undertaking the detailed work to develop the 2018 timetable for the Midland Main Line.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: *No heading* (11 Jul 2017)

Lord Bradshaw: ...is their assessment of the potential impact on journey times between London and Leicester, Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield of Thameslink's plan to increase the frequency of its services using the Midland Mainline to 16 trains an hour in 2018.

Chris Gibb Report: Improvements to Southern Railway (4 Jul 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: ...Southern can impact on trains in Nottingham, but the linear nature of the rail network combined with forthcoming changes to the Thameslink timetable could have a hugely damaging effect on inter-city midland main line services. The Gibb report rightly states: “Sometimes funding availability has prioritised elements of the system, without considering the welfare of the overall...

Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing Bill (3 Jul 2017)

Eddie Hughes: ...I have served on Walsall Council for the past 18 years. What a privilege it is now to be the MP for Walsall North. I will be building on some bostin’ work that is already going on in my constituency. For example, I recently met Peter Shirley—the irrepressible Peter—who started the Midland Food Group in 1976 on his own. Today, that business turns over in excess of £50...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Thameslink Railway Line (3 Jul 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the planned 2018 Thameslink timetable on intercity Midland Main Line services in respect of (a) journey times and (b) recovery during periods of perturbation.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Electrification (27 Apr 2017)

Lilian Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress has been made on his Department's plans to electrify the (a) Midland Main Line and (b) North Transpennine Route; and what Network Rail's estimated expenditure has been in each of those projects to date.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Transport: West Midlands (18 Apr 2017)

Paul Maynard: ...supports the West Midlands Combined Authority, and other industry partners in the West Midlands, to improve rail services in the area. For example, the current Franchise Agreement with London Midland requires the franchisee to work with industry partners, including Combined Authorities, in relation to the provision, maintenance and operation of smart ticketing. This gives passengers access...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Public Transport: Wolverhampton (18 Apr 2017)

Paul Maynard: ...of State placed substantial weight on the promoters’ evidence of the important public benefits which the extension would realise. The evidence forecast an increase in annual patronage on Midland Metro of 5.4% in 2026 through improvement of interchange between the three modes of transport in the city: bus, rail and metro, and as a result of the increased connectivity that is currently...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: East Midlands Rail Franchise (30 Mar 2017)

Clive Betts: ...are going to be phased out, having reached the end of their very long lives, and will need to be replaced. Will they be replaced with hybrid trains that will not have to be changed again when the midland main line is eventually electrified?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Kettering Rail Service (30 Mar 2017)

Philip Hollobone: If he will use the forthcoming franchise renewal process for the midland main line to reinstate the half-hourly service northward from Kettering.


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