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Written Answers — Department for Transport: Great Western Railway Line: Electrification (21 Sep 2017)

Lord Callanan: The Intercity Express bi-mode trains being introduced from this autumn will deliver the existing Great Western Main Line timetable. The Department for Transport is working with Network Rail and Hitachi to ensure delivery of journey times reduced by around 15minutes once electrification between London, Bristol and South Wales is complete. These new bi-mode trains, capable of operating in...

Scottish Parliament: Waverley Station (Accessibility) (21 Sep 2017)

Humza Yousaf: The Scottish Government continues to encourage Network Rail, which manages Waverley station, and ScotRail to work closely with the station stakeholder group that was set up to build on the access improvements achieved over recent years. I know from my meeting with the station group in March that more can be done and that is why I recently asked Network Rail to convene a further meeting of the...

Scottish Parliament: Glasgow to Edinburgh via Falkirk Rail Service (Electrification) (21 Sep 2017)

Nicola Sturgeon: The delay is regrettable. It is the result of two issues: the first is that Network Rail is behind schedule on the energisation of the route, which commenced on 2 September and is scheduled to conclude in October. That will allow the introduction of electric trains, using existing rolling stock, from December this year. The second issue is a slippage by Hitachi in the rolling-stock...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: South Western Railway: Compensation (19 Sep 2017)

Lord Callanan: Network Rail and Stagecoach South West Trains began a comprehensive programme of communications surrounding the Waterloo Capacity Enhancement Works in September 2016, which gave affected passengers sufficient notice to be able to amend their travel plans. Throughout the works, passengers were entitled to compensation from the train operators through the arrangements set out in their...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Electrification (15 Sep 2017)

Lord Callanan: The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) determine appropriate national technical standards for electrical clearances in consultation with Network Rail. The appropriate clearance distances are subject to adequate risk assessments and it is a matter for Network Rail to determine how best to protect the public. The Department for Transport does not intend to make representations to the Office...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Wales (14 Sep 2017)

Paul Maynard: Network Rail is delivering the Great Western Electrification Programme to the dates set out in the latest publication of their Enhancement Delivery plan. This includes completing electrification of the Great Western Mainline to Cardiff Central by December 2018. The recent National Audit Office’s report states that electrification is expected to cost £2.8 billion. Network Rail...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railway Track (14 Sep 2017)

Paul Maynard: Network Rail have informed me that there is over 20,000 miles of track in total in the UK; with Scotland having 2,800 track miles, and Wales having over 1,400 track miles As a proportion by Government region, Network Rail has provided the following information: Region Proportion (%) Region Proportion (%) East Midlands 8 South East 15 Eastern 9 South West 8 London 8...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Electrification (14 Sep 2017)

Paul Maynard: The Office of Rail and Road publish railway infrastructure statistics, which contain the length of electrified route in Great Britain (including Scotland). The table below gives total electrified route length from 2009-10 to 2015-16. Network Rail manage the infrastructure, but they geographically organise the network by ‘Routes’ rather than by region, therefore this information...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railway Track (14 Sep 2017)

Paul Maynard: The Office of Rail and Road publish railway infrastructure statistics, which contain the total length of track in Great Britain (including Scotland) by year. This information is available here: http://dataportal.orr.gov.uk/displayreport/report/html/c35e0 c28-324f-4168-81b9-be197963f251 This information is not available by region. The year-on-year change in track length is the net change...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Infrastructure (14 Sep 2017)

Paul Maynard: ...national level are part of the Government’s Country and Regional Analysis (CRA) statistics. CRA statistics for all capital expenditure by central and local governments and other public bodies on rail transport are provided in the table below. The benefits from this spend on transport interventions will often accrue to passengers far beyond the residents of the immediate local area...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Huddersfield (14 Sep 2017)

Paul Maynard: In terms of infrastructure, we are currently working with Rail North and Network Rail to develop very significant improvements for rail passengers on the Transpennine route with phased introduction from December 2022. The upgrade aims to deliver major reductions in journey times, the ability to run more frequent and longer trains offering more seats on both long distance and local services...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Wales (14 Sep 2017)

Paul Maynard: The Wales route was only created in 2011, so data prior to this is not available. I have asked Network Rail to collate the information and provide this directly to the Honourable Member.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Wales (14 Sep 2017)

Paul Maynard: The Welsh Government has been working closely with Network Rail to agree the principles for the proposed transfer of ownership of the Valley Lines. Such transfer is supported in principle by the government, subject to final agreement and recommendation of approval by Network Rail.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Wales (14 Sep 2017)

Paul Maynard: Network Rail has been considering carefully the risks associated with the proposed transfer of ownership of the Valley Lines. Both it and the Welsh Government have been developing an agreement based upon Network Rail being held harmless for the direct impacts upon its business of the proposed transfer.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Sheffield-Rotherham Tram-train Pilot Scheme (14 Sep 2017)

Lord Callanan: ...and Sheffield have been specified with the ability to operate on either 750v DC or 25kv AC power and therefore these units are already capable of operation on both systems at no additional cost. Network Rail has designed the overhead electrification equipment on their network to operate initially at 750v DC, however passive provision (such as installing ‘mainline’ standard...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Swindon Station (13 Sep 2017)

Paul Maynard: The Government does not propose to conduct a review of the capacity of Swindon rail station at the present time. We will continue to engage with Network Rail’s route utilisation strategy for work programmes for the period starting in April 2019.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: North of England (12 Sep 2017)

Paul Maynard: The Northern franchise requires them to consult with passengers, user groups, Network Rail, other train operators, and other relevant stakeholders on the potential demand for passenger services on Boxing Day. . Once this is done they must prepare and submit a report to the Secretary of State which sets out their proposals for operating Boxing Day services. As part of this process Northern...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railway Signals: Weather (12 Sep 2017)

Paul Maynard: The resilience of the signalling system and other railway infrastructure to extreme weather conditions is the responsibility of Network Rail. With Ministers’ support, the company has developed a Weather Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation Plan for each of its eight Routes in order to understand the risks and to provide a focus for action to mitigate these. Specific measures include...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: North of England (12 Sep 2017)

Paul Maynard: We are currently working with Rail North and Network Rail to develop very significant improvements for rail passengers on the route from 2022. These could be the result of investment in new trains, electrification or other infrastructure work. The options will be costed by December, ahead of a decision next year.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: WiFi (12 Sep 2017)

Justin Tomlinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the availability of WiFi across the rail network.


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