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Written Answers — Department for Transport: London-Brighton Railway Line (13 Dec 2018)

Andrew Jones: The Department remains committed to developing and considering options to simplify the Brighton Main Line fares structure, and work is ongoing.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Trees (12 Dec 2018)

Andrew Jones: I have set out my response to John Varley’s independent review on GOV.UK. In this I confirm that I have accepted the recommendation directed at Government and expect Network Rail to rise to the challenge of those within their area of competence. We will now work with Network Rail and the Office of Rail and Road to agree how these recommendations can be embedded into Network Rail’s...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Great Western Rail Franchise (12 Dec 2018)

Andrew Jones: The Department has concluded that the disruption on this network was caused by a series of mistakes and complex issues across the rail industry. This is in line with Professor Stephen Glaister’s interim report. While Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) contributed to this failure, the failure cannot be solely attributed to them. The Department has concluded that a termination of the franchise...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Rail Review (12 Dec 2018)

Andrew Jones: The Williams Rail Review is utilising staff and drawing flexibly on a wide range of expertise from across government and interested organisations.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Freight (12 Dec 2018)

Andrew Jones: The Transpennine Route Upgrade design remit continues to include freight options. Network Rail, the Department and TfN will continue to work closely to develop the programme further and I expect work to begin in Spring next year.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Freight (12 Dec 2018)

Andrew Jones: Ministers and officials have met TfN representatives on a number of occasions to discuss Trans Pennine Upgrade and other rail issues and confirm that the remit for the upgrade continues to include freight options. Network Rail, the Department and TfN will continue to work closely to develop the programme further and we expect work to begin in Spring next year.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Freight (12 Dec 2018)

Andrew Jones: In Control Period 5 (2014-2019), Government is investing £235m in the Strategic Freight Network – a ring fenced fund to support projects and enhancements where there is the opportunity for more freight to be transported by rail. This investment includes W12 gauge clearance to allow higher and wider containers to be transported between the Port of Immingham and Doncaster. An Outline...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Snodland (12 Dec 2018)

Andrew Jones: In developing the specification for train services and rolling stock capacity in the next franchise, the Department considered forecast changes in population and employment alongside other factors which influence rail demand such as fuel prices. For the purpose of this analysis, the Department groups stations. Snodland forms part of the ‘West Kent’ group. Demand is considered on a flow...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Sheffield (12 Dec 2018)

Andrew Jones: Network Rail are responsible for the performance of rail infrastructure, working with train operating companies who are responsible for the passenger services running on the network. Network Rail manage performance reporting and therefore the Department does not hold the information. The Department for Transport are aware that performance has declined since the introduction of the May 2018...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Manchester-Sheffield Railway Line (12 Dec 2018)

Andrew Jones: The Department is updating the business case for the Hope Valley Capacity scheme to secure a ‘Decision to Deliver’. When we are in a position to announce a delivery date, it will be with the assurance that it is value for money and deliverable by that date. We anticipate being in that position within the next year. Network Rail are undertaking pre-construction planning to enable the...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Great Northern Railway Line: Franchises (12 Dec 2018)

Andrew Jones: Ministers and officials from the Department for Transport have regular discussions with the Mayor of London, representatives of the London Assembly and Transport for London covering a variety of subjects including rail services in London.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Govia Thameslink Railway: Franchises (12 Dec 2018)

Andrew Jones: Building on the Strategic Vision for Rail, the Department is actively considering the future of the TSGN franchise. It is doing this working closely with the Williams Rail Review, which, as part of its work, is examining the most appropriate organisational and commercial models for the future railway. This work is at an early stage and nothing is off the table.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Greater London (12 Dec 2018)

Andrew Jones: Ministers and officials from the Department for Transport have regular discussions with the Mayor of London, representatives of the London Assembly and Transport for London covering a variety of subjects including rail services in London.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Govia Thameslink Railway: Franchises (12 Dec 2018)

Andrew Jones: The Department has concluded that the disruption on this network was caused by a series of mistakes and complex issues across the rail industry. This is in line with Professor Stephen Glaister’s interim report. The Government is holding GTR to account for their role in the unacceptable performance following the introduction of the May timetable. To this end, GTR will make no profit from...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Rail Review (11 Dec 2018)

Andrew Jones: As set out in the Williams Rail Review terms of reference announced by the Secretary of State on 11th October, the Review’s remit does not include assessing the specific infrastructure and services that should be provided by the railway. It is therefore not reconsidering public investment decisions made through existing franchise agreements, Control Period 6 commitments, High Speed 2 (HS2)...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Croydon (11 Dec 2018)

Andrew Jones: When the Government published guidance in March 2018, we made clear that the Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline would be kept under constant review to ensure that decision making about enhancements is agile. Government will take account of affordability and the need to adjust the pipeline to reflect the changing nature of transport, technology and the economy and support the best outcomes for...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Tickets (11 Dec 2018)

Andrew Jones: The Government’s goal, set out last year in “Connecting people: a strategic vision for rail”, is to make smart ticketing available across almost all the network by the end of this year. The rail industry is on track to deliver a smart card or barcode option that passengers can choose to use for singles, returns and seasons on journeys across almost all of the rail network by the end of...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: South Eastern Rail Franchise (11 Dec 2018)

Andrew Jones: The evaluation for the South Eastern rail franchise competition continues, and the award for the next franchise will now be made in the New Year.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: South Eastern Rail Franchise (11 Dec 2018)

Andrew Jones: Earlier this year the Secretary of State agreed an extension to run until April next year with a further option to include an additional 3 months if required. The award for the next franchise will now be made in the new year.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Rail Review (11 Dec 2018)

Andrew Jones: The Williams Rail Review’s Terms of Reference sets out that the Review should consider the long-term affordability of the railway and its recommendations should support delivery of a system that is financially sustainable and able to address long-term cost pressures.


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