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Written Answers — Department for Transport: Heathrow Airport: Railways (20 Apr 2018)

Jo Johnson: The Government recently published the Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline (RNEP) which provides a clear framework for how we will continue to enhance our railway. This sets out a rolling programme of investment with clear options and decision points for railway enhancements as they develop. Options for new rail capacity south of Heathrow will be taken forward in accordance with the RNEP...

Backbench Business: UK Oil and Gas Industry — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (19 Apr 2018)

Alan Brown: ...bypass. That could have been done years ago. We could have channelled some of this money into that years ago. If I was to start with a blank sheet of paper and plan how to exploit the natural resources of the North sea using Aberdeen as a hub, a motorway network extending to Aberdeen would be built. That is money going to the Treasury that could be spent better. I am sure that Members from...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: HS2: Chesterfield Canal Land Purchase (19 Apr 2018)

Toby Perkins: ...five years of blight, being unable to make applications because of the uncertainty around HS2. Near the maintenance depot that is proposed for Staveley, there is a piece of land currently owned by Network Rail that needs to pass over to HS2. May I encourage the Minister to ask HS2 to get on with taking over ownership of that land so that Chesterfield canal can finally put forward plans to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Freight (19 Apr 2018)

Jo Johnson: In September 2016, the Government published a rail freight strategy setting out a vision for how the freight industry can grow. During control period 5, the Department is investing £235 million to improve the capacity of the network. Further funding for investment in the network will be available in control period 6.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Rail Reform (19 Apr 2018)

Jo Johnson: The Secretary of State’s strategic vision for rail was published in November 2017, and sets out our key reforms. Better teamwork between franchise operators and Network Rail will make the railway more responsive to customers’ needs and move power closer to local areas.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: South-east London Metro Routes (19 Apr 2018)

Bob Neill: Is the Minister not concerned, first, that many of the regular commuters on our line do not regard the performance measures as reflecting reality, particularly in the rush hour, and, secondly, that Network Rail only a couple of days ago published a suggestion that performance will actually deteriorate over the next coming years and will not pick up again until 2024? I would like our wedding...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: HS2: Extension to Scotland (19 Apr 2018)

Nusrat Ghani: From the day phase 1 opens, HS2 trains will run directly to Scotland, with journey times of less than four hours between London and Glasgow. When the full Y network opens, HS2 will serve both Glasgow and Edinburgh in three hours 40 minutes to London. The Department for Transport is working closely with Transport Scotland and Network Rail to look at further options that might have a good...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (19 Apr 2018)

Jo Johnson: I know there is strong local support for improvements to the rail network in Cheshire. I am pleased to confirm that the Cheshire and Warrington local enterprise partnership is in the process of establishing a working group with local authority partners and Network Rail to examine the feasibility of reopening the mid-Cheshire link railway line, including Middlewich station, in my hon....

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Train Operating Companies: Compensation (19 Apr 2018)

Jo Johnson: Schedule 8 of the Track Access Agreement between Network Rail and train operating companies (TOCs) sets out the process for compensating TOCs for the impact of unplanned service disruption where they are not at fault. The process is calibrated to compensate TOCs for their revenue lost and their additional costs incurred resulting from unplanned service disruption. Unplanned disruption often...

Scottish Parliament: Safe Injection Facilities (19 Apr 2018)

Clare Haughey: ...with HIV in Glasgow uses heroin, and its prevalence is spreading faster there than it is anywhere else in the UK. In a step that will only exacerbate the growing problem, as Alison Johnstone alluded to, in September 2017 Network Rail closed its needle exchange service in Central station. That service was Scotland’s busiest, handing out over a thousand clean injection sets to people...

Petition - Park Rangers in Wrexham County Borough Council: Thameslink Upgrades (18 Apr 2018)

Jo Johnson: ...and, as Members know, is undergoing its largest upgrade since it was built in the 19th century. The upgrade is necessary and urgent, as the number of passenger journeys taken on Britain’s rail network has doubled in the past 20 years. As part of the upgrade, a fourth track is being built north of Bedford to Kettering and will provide space for an additional train path from December...

UK Digital and Tech Industries — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (18 Apr 2018)

Rachael Maskell: They are all on my list. I am glad hon. Members think about them, because we in York have a fantastic history, but York is also the UNESCO city of media arts. It is part of the Creative Cities Network and hosts the Mediale festival. It leads our country in the digital creative sector and has created the first guild of media arts—the first guild for 700 years. It is also home to the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: West Lancashire (18 Apr 2018)

Jo Johnson: Electric services already operate in the West Lancashire constituency from Ormskirk towards Liverpool. The Government recently set out plans to continue its record levels of investment in the railway across the country. The Government is taking a new approach to the way it enhances the railway. It is creating a rolling programme of investment, focused on outcomes that deliver real benefits...

Scottish Parliament: Edinburgh South Suburban Railway Line (Passenger Services) (18 Apr 2018)

Humza Yousaf: There are currently no plans to reintroduce passenger services on the Edinburgh south suburban line. The Scottish Government will, however, support development work that is to be carried out by Network Rail on the electrification of the Edinburgh suburban line, which will provide a route for freight services. That will enable them to be removed from Waverley station and will provide a...

Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) (Railways) Order 2018 - Motion to Approve (16 Apr 2018)

Lord Tunnicliffe:, but there is an implication that there is a journey and a terminus on devolution. I think that over the next few years, as this order and its effects play out, we may see renewed pressure that railways in Wales should be managed on the Scotland model. The order is précised in paragraph 7.2 of the Explanatory Memorandum. It is: “to devolve executive franchising functions to...

Written Answers — Treasury: Railways: Scotland (16 Apr 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: I set out the methodology for Control Period 6 rail funding for the network in Scotland in my answer to Question 130922.

Written Answers — Treasury: Railways: Finance (16 Apr 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: The methodology for allocation of rail funding within England and Wales for Control Period 6 is summarised by the ORR’s Periodic Review 2018 documentation, available on the ORR’s website: work-rail/price-controls/periodic-review-2018/timetable-and- process

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Contracts (16 Apr 2018)

Andy McDonald: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the merger of Siemens and Alstom (a) on the value for money delivered to Network Rail’s signalling framework contract process and (b) the competitiveness of the wider supply side of the UK rail industry.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Govia Thameslink Railway: Compensation (16 Apr 2018)

Sarah Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2018 to Question 133572, whether any funding allocated by his Department to Network Rail for improvement works on the Southern and Thameslink networks will be paid back to his Department in compensation for disruption during those works.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Freight (4 Apr 2018)

Baroness Sugg: The Government’s Clean Growth Strategy calls for more use of electric, bi-mode and alternative fuel traction on the railway, and Government has set out an ambition for a cleaner, greener railway with all diesel-only trains phased out by 2040. The Minister of State has written to industry to ask them to set out an industry-wide vision for decarbonising the railway. Government...

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