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Ahmadiyya Muslim Community: Northern Rail Timetable Changes (24 May 2018)

Jesse Norman: ...the situation very carefully. My colleagues have made it clear that if these teething problems are not resolved in the coming days, they will hold the industry to account—not merely the operators, but Network Rail itself, which is, I am afraid, at the heart of the problems that we have at the moment. The beginning of the week, as my hon. Friends have noted, was a challenging time for...

Railways: Disabled Passengers - Question (24 May 2018)

Lord Young of Cookham: ...a challenge. Despite its criticism, the basic structure introduced in that Parliament has remained the same with the rolling stock companies, the train operating companies, franchising and Railtrack/Network Rail. If it was such a disastrous structure, why has it remained almost intact for 25 years?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Leaving the EU: Rail Industry (24 May 2018)

Chris Grayling: I want to reiterate that this is an absolutely crucial project for our railways. Network Rail is currently doing preparatory work for the very necessary improvements at Dawlish. I have given an absolute commitment that those works will go ahead. I regard this project, to make sure a proper resilient railway for the future is delivered to the south-west, as the most important infrastructure...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Digital Railway Strategy (24 May 2018)

Chris Grayling: Two weeks ago, Mark Carne, the chief executive of Network Rail, and I launched the company’s digital railway strategy in York, where we announced that the industry should make plans for all future renewals to be digital or digital-ready. I have already approved funding to develop digital schemes in Moorgate and the south-east, and in particular, I have set out plans for the new...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: GWR Franchise (24 May 2018)

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: ...will he ensure that the Cotswold line and the Kemble to Swindon line have an increased number of services and increased punctuality, so that the large amount of money that the taxpayer has put into Network Rail to redouble those services is properly utilised?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Disabled Rail Passengers (24 May 2018)

Bob Blackman: ...authority’s civic centre is part of the “Heart of Harrow” regeneration scheme. The station does not have disabled access or step-free access, even though it has an overground, underground and Network Rail interchange. How can we get suitable access to that station?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (24 May 2018)

Chris Grayling: ...has just trashed the hard-working men and women of the train companies, who are trying to do a decent job for passengers; he cannot have it both ways. I am afraid that this is a problem with Network Rail, and I have said that it cannot happen again. We have now had the late delivery of the timetable twice in six months. It is not what I would have expected to happen at this moment in time,...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Infrastructure (24 May 2018)

Jo Johnson: ...activity to combat cable theft, as well as joint working with partner agencies such as local police forces, local authorities, the environment agency and other stakeholders such as HMRC, VOSA and Network Rail. BTP response teams in the North East continue to focus patrol and investigative resources in cable theft hotspots. BTP is using a number of tactics, both covert and overt, to...

Transport Secretary: East Coast Franchise (23 May 2018)

Jo Johnson: ...we deliver. We continually refine the franchise model and monitor the performance of all franchises closely. We know that passengers have had enough of the blame game between train operators and Network Rail. We have also improved bid assessments since 2014 by introducing a new process to ensure that bids are more financially robust, such as when there is a lower level of growth in...

Railways: East Coast Main Line - Question (23 May 2018)

Lord Berkeley: ...seats for everybody in this House, and that they are not just two-car trains? More seriously, can she confirm that there is enough capacity on the branch line, and on the main line provided by Network Rail, so that these trains can be operated without any disadvantage to other services?

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (23 May 2018)

Environmental Audit: Heatwaves: Adapting to Climate Change. 2:00 pm; The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: ...Protection and Medical Director, Public Health England Stephen Groves, National Head of Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response, NHS England John Edgley, Chief Track and Lineside Engineer, Network Rail Mike Wilson, Chief Engineer, Highways England

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Northern: Fines (23 May 2018)

David Crausby: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much Network Rail has paid out to Northern in compensation for cancellations since Arriva took over that franchise.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Support for Businesses and Entrepreneurs (22 May 2018)

Philip Hammond: ...the 1970s, and we are investing in superfast broadband, which is critical to this country’s future. As my hon. Friend will know, in his area we are investing in the A21, and we are working with Network Rail on exploring options for connecting HS1 services to Hastings via Ashford International.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Trees (22 May 2018)

Jo Johnson: ...of large trees falling on the railway by 50% over the last four years. However, last year there were more than 1,200 times when trees or large branches caused disruption to the railway network. Network Rail recorded a total of 41,144 delay minutes as a result of fallen / encroaching vegetation in 2017/18. A breakdown of these minutes by Train Operating Company can be seen below. ...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Devon (22 May 2018)

Baroness Sugg: ...was included in the list of potential schemes by the Secretary of State on 29 November 2017 in Connecting People: a Strategic Vision for Rail. GWR is bringing together relevant stakeholders, Network Rail maintenance expertise and specialist consultants to produce a review of the infrastructure condition and a costed maintenance programme. The date for the introduction of regular train...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Infrastructure (21 May 2018)

Jo Johnson: The formal assessment of the structural integrity of the rail infrastructure in the UK is a matter for Network Rail, overseen by the independent economic and safety regulator, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR). ORR advises the UK and Scottish Governments on the level of funding required to maintain the performance and sustainability of the rail network. The Government drew on this advice in...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East Coast Rail Franchise (21 May 2018)

Jo Johnson: Network Rail publish all official industry cancellation data which is available on the ORR data portal. The published figures aggregate cancellations for all causes, based on the 13 period rail year. Please see the attached table for more detail. 144799 - Table-cancellations east coast main line (Excel SpreadSheet, 11.53 KB)

Plastic Bottles and Coffee Cups (17 May 2018)

George Eustice: ... the Member for Mid Derbyshire (Mrs Latham) highlighted the challenge in train stations. We are encouraging water refill points in train stations, but they are not necessarily providing the facilities to help people to top up. Network Rail is installing a trial refill point in Charing Cross station, with more to follow, if the pilot is successful, at 16 other stations it manages in...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East Midlands Trains (17 May 2018)

Jo Johnson: ...Midland Main Line since it was completed in 1870. This infrastructure upgrade will create capacity for up to 50% more seats in the peak into London St Pancras. We continue to work closely with Network Rail on the upgrade, and based on their plans and projections at this time, delivery is expected in 2020. We will shortly be announcing the Invitation to Tender for the next East Midlands...

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