Results 1–20 of 3845 for network rail

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Transport: Capital Investment (21 Jul 2017)

Jesse Norman: ...However, this can be challenging as expenditure in one part of the country may actually benefit a different area, and this is particularly a problem for spending on the motorway, trunk roads, and the railway. For example, whilst spending on a local hospital is likely to predominantly benefit those who live in that area, spending on a motorway or railway line will benefit not just those...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Euston Station: Passengers (21 Jul 2017)

Paul Maynard: The new Euston station will be an interchange fit for the 21st century and designed to handle the ever increasing demands on our rail network. To ensure the expanded Euston station is able to manage the additional passengers, we will be upgrading the existing underground interchange. There will be new direct access between high speed rail platforms and the Underground, new circulation areas...

Summer Adjournment (20 Jul 2017)

Kevin Foster: ...easy, with planning permission in place and a site that is ready to go. I hope that the Department for Transport will decide to cut at least £1.5 million off the total cost of delivery by insisting that Network Rail covers the costs of realigning the track, which locally we suggest is a maintenance task. The project has gone through all the GRIP—governance for railway investment...

Transport: Remote Island Communities in England - Motion to Take Note (20 Jul 2017)

Lord Callanan: ...the sleeper service are considered as part of the franchise replacement process. In addition, train services to Penzance are being substantially upgraded. A new £360 million fleet of bi-mode intercity express trains will replace the older high-speed trains on the London route, bringing journey time savings. Local services to Plymouth are being upgraded to two trains an hour, enabled...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: South West (20 Jul 2017)

Paul Maynard: The Department for Transport welcomes the Peninsula Rail Task Force report and the contribution it makes to the consideration of longer term improvements to the rail network in the South West. We are investing more than £400 million in the network in the South West, including an extra £10 million for the line from Exeter to Newton Abbot via Dawlish that we announced in November...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Waste Disposal (20 Jul 2017)

Paul Maynard: There are currently fewer than 500 trains that discharge effluent onto the rail network, this excludes non-Department for Transport services such as those let by Scottish Ministers, Open Access or charter operators. By 31 December 2019, all Department for Transport Franchisees will have ceased the discharge of effluent, this will be achieved by modifications or the introduction of new trains.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Liverpool Port (20 Jul 2017)

Paul Maynard: There are no plans to consult on options to link HS2 to the Port of Liverpool. The government and Transport for the North continue to develop a single integrated strategy for Northern Powerhouse Rail, including a range of options for Manchester to Liverpool, and the wider NPR network. Options outlined in the Crewe Hub consultation could also result in faster journey times for some Liverpool...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: *No heading* (20 Jul 2017)

Lord Berkeley: ...Majesty's Government, in the light of their specification for the new trains for HS2, what is the maximum electrical current draw per train permissible on (1) HS2 infrastructure, and (2) existing Network Rail infrastructure.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: *No heading* (20 Jul 2017)

Lord Berkeley: Her Majesty's Government what modifications to the power supply (1) are planned, and (2) have been funded, to facilitate operation of HS2 services on Network Rail infrastructure.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: *No heading* (20 Jul 2017)

Lord Callanan: Network Rail currently report they have sufficient funds to complete the infrastructure enhancements required for contracted improvements in Virgin Trains East Coast services by the end of 2019, including introducing new Intercity Express trains to replace older rolling stock. These improvements will provide greater capacity, improved customer experience and more direct connections.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: *No heading* (20 Jul 2017)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve the rail network around Bradford.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Transport: High Level Output Specification (20 Jul 2017)

Chris Grayling: I am today publishing my High Level Output Specification (HLOS) and initial Statement of Funds Available (SOFA) for the railway for Control Period 6, which covers the years 2019 to 2024. The Government is determined that the railway becomes more focused on issues that matter most to passengers – such as punctuality and reliability. A more reliable railway also plays a critical role in...

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: ...Main) on securing this debate and presenting her case, as she always does, with great vigour and force; I expect no less from her. She is right to hold Ministers to account for the service on her railway. Passengers expect a timely, punctual and reliable service, and when they do not get it, they are right to want to understand why, and what Ministers and the train operators intend to do...

Strategic Road Network: South West (19 Jul 2017)

Ian Liddell-Grainger: I beg to move, That this House has considered the strategic road network in the South West. First, I welcome the welcome the Minister to his place. As you are aware, Mr Howarth, I worked with him on the nuclear issue and Hinkley Point. I also thank his Parliamentary Private Secretary, my hon. Friend the Member for Wells (James Heappey), and my hon. Friend the Member for Yeovil (Mr Fysh) for...

Queen’s Speech: Implications for Wales — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (19 Jul 2017)

Chris Ruane: work with the Welsh Government to tolls on the Severn bridge—I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Newport East (Jessica Morden), who highlighted that—and pledged to end years of Tory under-investment in national rail infrastructure. We promised to commit more than £700 million from a national transformation fund to fund electrification of the Great Western...

Petition - Removal of Greenfield Sites in Bulkington from Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Plan: Lea Valley Greenhouse Glass Industry (18 Jul 2017)

Charles Walker: ...sites, one of which is the proposed site in my constituency, were wholly unsuitable as locations. Those were not his words, but the arguments put forward by Veolia. In 2013, Veolia identified the Ratty’s Lane site as “a safeguarded strategic rail aggregate depot” located on a floodplain and opposite a Ramsar site, which is one of the highest designations for a protected...

Points of Order: Drugs Policy (18 Jul 2017)

Jack Brereton: ...spirit of resourcefulness and renewal in my constituency, and it gives me great optimism that so many of our heritage landmarks will continue to find new uses in a new age. My constituency is well connected by road and rail, as well as being within an hour’s drive of four international airports. Sadly, the Meir aerodrome is no longer in operation. It opened in 1934 as...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Paddington Station: Closures (18 Jul 2017)

Paul Maynard: Officials and ministers meet train operators and Network Rail regularly to discuss rail performance. Resilience of the rail network infrastructure is a matter for Network Rail.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: *No heading* (18 Jul 2017)

Lord Patten: Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 28 June (HL8), on what basis Network Rail has decided that the scheme to double the track between Tisbury and Wilton Junction is not a priority.

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