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Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Electrification (24 Feb 2017)

Paul Maynard: The Government remains fully committed to delivering the biggest modernisation of the railways since Victorian times. We are spending over £40bn on our railways including around £15bn on enhancements. In autumn 2016, we turned on the electrified infrastructure on the first section of our rolling programme of electrification on the Great Western Main Line, which by the end of Control...

High Speed 2 (Newton) (23 Feb 2017)

Andrew Jones: I congratulate the hon. Member for Bolsover (Mr Skinner) on securing this end-of-day debate on high speed rail. I apologise for being a bit croaky, but I will get through the next quarter of an hour. Through programmes such as HS2, the Government are investing in world-class infrastructure to ensure that the UK can seize opportunities and compete on the global stage. I believe that HS2 is a...

Backbench Business: Disabled People: Publicly Accessible Amenities — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (23 Feb 2017)

Chris White: ...their daily lives. I wish they did not have to fight for such facilities but, as the campaign gets going, there will be a great deal of support for what they are trying to achieve. Also in Warwick, I am delighted that Network Rail’s Access for All programme includes the installation of lifts at the train station. Warwick is a wonderful town and attracts thousands of visitors every...

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Report (1st Day) (23 Feb 2017)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...ensuring that it is done at an appropriate local level and giving strength to communities. That is the essence of this legislation. The recent housing White Paper is clear that communities need roads, rail links, schools, shops, GP surgeries, libraries, parks, playgrounds and a sustainable natural environment. Without this infrastructure, no new community will thrive, and no existing...

HS2: North of England and Scotland - Question (23 Feb 2017)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: The noble Lord raises an important point about connectivity. In my initial Answer I referred to the important work that was being done by northern powerhouse rail. In that regard, let me assure him that a single strategy is being worked out with northern powerhouse rail, the DfT, Network Rail and HS2 to produce a single strategy—not shortly, but by the end of 2017. That will include all...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Stansted Airport: Railways (23 Feb 2017)

Richard Burden: ...for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2017 to Question 62706, if he will make it his policy to reduce the required journey time on the West Anglia Main Line to Stansted Airport during Network Rail's next Control Period; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Thameslink Railway Line (23 Feb 2017)

Paul Maynard: Network Rail is delivering a package of infrastructure enhancements including new signalling and automatic train operation that will enable 24 trains an hour to operate between Blackfriars and St Pancras International from late 2018. It is envisaged that this frequency would operate for approximately 2 hours in the morning and evening peaks.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Transport Modal Integration (23 Feb 2017)

Andrew Jones: I hear the right hon. Lady’s comments. Our policy is to get more freight on to the railways. One of the points of HS2 is to free up capacity on the existing network for more freight. I will relay her points about the mode shift revenue support grant to the rail Minister.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Services: Disabled Access (23 Feb 2017)

Paul Maynard: This is an issue worth waiting for, as I am sure the House will agree. We are committed to improving the accessibility of the rail network. Currently 70% of train fleets’ operating passenger services meet modern accessibility standards, with the remaining vehicles due to be either upgraded or replaced by 1 January 2020.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (23 Feb 2017)

Andy McDonald: A report by the Office of Rail and Road on Highways England revealed that the road investment strategy is in chaos. The agency is £1 billion over budget, the cost of 31 projects has more than doubled, and there is little evidence that 60 major schemes can be delivered on time. The strategy is beginning to look more like a fantasy wish list than a deliverable plan to improve...

Police Grant (22 Feb 2017)

Steve Double: ...urban issue. We have previously been told that the trouble with Cornwall is that we have the wrong type of deprivation to attract police funding. The wrong type of deprivation—not even Network Rail come could up with that excuse. Deprivation exists in our rural and coastal towns and villages. It is often the people who live in the most remote parts of our country who are the most...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: South Yorkshire (22 Feb 2017)

Andrew Jones: ...for HS2 before the 2013 consultation, HS2 Ltd published a large number of alternative routes in South Yorkshire ( e-two-of-the-high-speed-rail-network). Subsequently, HS2 Ltd has reviewed these and some other alternatives in preparing recommendations to the Secretary of State before the November 2016 Command Paper. The...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (22 Feb 2017)

Andrew Jones: In 2011, the Government consulted on the proposed strategy for a national high speed rail network. A decision to proceed with High Speed 2 was taken in January 2012 (Cm 8247). The total spend on High Speed 2 from the financial year 2009/10 to 2011/12 was £87.7 million. Expenditure on HS2 from 2012/13 onwards is included in the long-term funding envelope for delivering HS2. The funding...

High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill: Power to Acquire Land Compulsorily (20 Feb 2017)

Andrew Jones: fine detail. Parliament has voted in overwhelming numbers to approve the project in both Houses at every opportunity it has been given to do so. I believe that HS2 will deliver much-needed capacity in our rail network. It will deliver economic growth right across our country, north and south. It will deliver jobs and a lasting legacy of economic change. It will be the cornerstone of a...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East Coast Railway Line (14 Feb 2017)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: The East Coast Route Study is currently in development and will be published in Summer 2017, led by Network Rail’s Network Strategy and Planning team. This document will take a long term view to 2043 and consider what is needed to support this in Control Period 6. The Government will be setting out its priorities for investment in rail services and infrastructure in the next Control...

Public Bill Committee: Local Government Finance Bill: Power to impose infrastructure supplements (9 Feb 2017)

Gareth Thomas: I support the clause, but will the Minister give some clarity on what seems to be an unfolding situation with a vital piece of national infrastructure: Crossrail 2? According to a report in yesterday’s Evening Standard, Government insiders—we do not know whether they were called Nick on this occasion—revealed concerns about stumping up half the current £30 billion,...

Public Bill Committee: Local Government Finance Bill: Central non-domestic rating: other reliefs (9 Feb 2017)

Marcus Jones: Clause 11 is concerned with the administration of the central rating list. The central list mostly comprises network properties that span many local authority areas and so are less suited to being on local rating lists. The list itself is a public document and is readily available to view on the Valuation Office Agency’s website. It includes ratepayers such as Network Rail, BT and...

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (4th Day) (8 Feb 2017)

Lord Clement-Jones: ...”. Virtually every other economic regulator faces scrutiny of its decisions to establish whether it is in error under regimes not limited to judicial review. I could take your Lordships through energy, water, post, the NHS, aviation, rail, but I will not go into great detail unless I need to respond to the Minister at the end of the debate. The new approach in Clause 75 would...

Flood Defence Projects: South-west — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (7 Feb 2017)

Therese Coffey: ...a pump, having solid floors or installing wiring so that plug sockets are higher up the wall. My right hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Sir Hugo Swire) referred to the situation in Whimple in his constituency. I understand that he met representatives from Network Rail and the Environment Agency last summer to discuss the issues. I am aware that the project currently under...

Housing White Paper (7 Feb 2017)

Nusrat Ghani: ...or to feel secure in their present home. However, the lack of infrastructure funding in my constituency presents a barrier to development, with concerns around amenities, broadband and road and rail networks. Will my right hon. Friend confirm that the housing infrastructure fund will provide vital new money to overcome those issues in areas such as Wealden?

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