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Petition - Implementation of the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts: HS2 Ltd: Communication and Engagement (27 Oct 2016)

Andrew Jones: Our rail industry is a huge success, and that growth is causing huge problems for the capacity of the network. We need to put capacity into the network, which is what HS2 is about. We need to recognise that it will bring connectivity and capacity on the vital routes between London and the west midlands, Crewe, Leeds, Manchester, south Yorkshire and the east midlands. It will also create space...

Business of the House (27 Oct 2016)

Nick Smith: The chairman of Network Rail has said that there is a funding gap which could mean that the Swansea to London electrification project will not be completed. May we have a statement on the delivery of this important large-scale project? So far, we have had four years of probably expensive procrastination on the Swansea to Cardiff section. Wales deserves better, and the impasse needs to be resolved.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Franchises (27 Oct 2016)

Kelvin Hopkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the number of (a) closed and (b) pending applications for open access operation on the national rail network that have been referred to his Department since January 2010.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Suicide (27 Oct 2016)

Nicola Blackwood: ...of suicide such as children and young people and people who may be vulnerable due to their social and economic circumstances. We also know that there is a link between suicide and the transport network, especially the rail network. We work with a range of public sector organisations to promote suicide awareness and training. Public sector organisations that provide services to people at...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: East Coast Railway Line (27 Oct 2016)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: The Government intends to articulate in 2017 its emerging priorities for improvements to train services and the national rail network (including possible enhancements to the East Coast Main Line) from 2019. In Control Period 5 the Intercity Express Programme will provide the infrastructure to operate new trains from December 2018 which will reduce journey times and increase capacity....

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Freight (26 Oct 2016)

Anne Main: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many rail freight interchanges there are in the UK; and what the utilisation rate is on the freight network.

Airport Capacity - Statement (25 Oct 2016)

Lord Howell of Guildford: ...upheaval that many families will have to face. Will he emphasise that point to his friends, and will he bring home to all who challenge the strategic decision that it must be part of a much larger network with much closer links to regional airports, as has been mentioned? We want rail links that are really modern, and maybe tunnelled—and maybe with magnetic levitation as well, which...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (25 Oct 2016)

Gordon Dunne: ...70% of our manufacturing is carried out outside Belfast, much of it by our SMEs. That shows that a regional spread exists. It also highlights the need for the right infrastructure of good road networks, rail links, ports and telecommunications. It is crucial that our economic strategy supports our SMEs and encourages innovation and research and development to increase the confidence and...

Airport Capacity (25 Oct 2016)

Chris Grayling: .... Let us be clear first about what we are doing in the north. Across the north of England, a wide range of essential transport projects are happening: 350 million is being spent on improving the rail network in the right hon. Gentleman’s home city of Liverpool, and the construction of the link road between the M56 and the M6. Those are two long overdue projects. He knows that...

Leaving the EU: Wales — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (25 Oct 2016)

Chris Elmore: I am not getting anywhere near as animated as the Minister suggests. Specifically on electrification, the chair of Network Rail yesterday said there is no money beyond 2019 to fund electrification to Swansea, which affects my constituency and affects the electrification of the valley lines. Will the Minister confirm whether the Swansea electrification will be completed by 2024, as previously...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (25 Oct 2016)

Andrew Jones: The Government is considering how best HS2 services should be provided both when operating on the new High Speed and conventional rail networks. This includes consideration of franchising options but does not rule out alternative routes for service delivery, to ensure that services deliver the Government objectives for HS2, and optimum use is made of total capacity across the entire network...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Stockport-Stalybridge Railway Line (25 Oct 2016)

Jonathan Reynolds: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment Network Rail has made of the (a) available capacity on the Stalybridge to Stockport railway line and (b) feasibility of providing additional passenger services on that railway line.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Stockport-Stalybridge Railway Line (25 Oct 2016)

Paul Maynard: The electrification works on the railway line between Manchester and Stalybridge (Phase 5 of the North West Electrification Programme), due by December 2017 will see the installation of infrastructure and improvements to facilitate overhead electrification of the railway line, delivering journey time benefits for passengers in the north of England. Good progress has been made on the design...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Expenditure (25 Oct 2016)

Paul Maynard: The series for government expenditure on rail per head of population from 2009/10 to 2014/15 for English regions is shown in the table below, as per part (c) of the request. Government expenditure on railways1 per head of population Region 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 North East 59 57 54 55 53 52 North West...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cross Country Trains (25 Oct 2016)

Paul Maynard: I recently announced a new contract for the Cross Country rail franchise that will run until October 2019. This franchise offers a number of passenger experience improvements such as free wi-fi on trains. The franchise retains the same level of service between Birmingham and Stansted Airport. I am aware that there are aspirations for improvements in the Cross Country service through...

Scottish Parliament: Adopt a Station (25 Oct 2016)

Stuart McMillan: ...shortly. Adopt a station provides local community groups with the opportunity to become involved with their local stations. Station adoption brings significant benefits to local communities and the rail industry. Communities get a much-improved gateway to their town or village, often including enhanced facilities. The station becomes a part of the community and is something in which local...

Bus Services Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (24 Oct 2016)

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb: ...Reporting and Analysis System, and for bus operators and their contracting local authorities to collect and publish casualty data for public scrutiny every quarter. CIRAS is standard across the rail industry and began in 1996, when a team from Strathclyde University was asked to introduce a confidential reporting system for UK rail company ScotRail. It allows employees to report any...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (24 Oct 2016)

Transport: Rail franchising. 4:05 pm; The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Mick Cash, General Secretary, RMT Mick Whelan, General Secretary, ASLEF Jo Kaye, Executive Director for Network Strategy and Capacity Planning, Network Rail Paul Harwood, Strategy and Planning Director (South), Network Rail

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Transport: Chippenham (21 Oct 2016)

Andrew Jones: ...have benefitted the Chippenham constituency: - Partly funded under the Department’s ‘Access for All’ scheme, 2.2m to install a bridge and lifts at Chippenham Station. The station officially opened by Network Rail on 22nd January 2016. - The A350 north of Chippenham from Badger Roundabout to Chequers Junction, A350 Chippenham Bypass is being upgraded to a dual...

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