Results 41–60 of 3458 for speaker:Andrew Jones

ST Rollox Railway Works: Closure (14 Jan 2019)

Andrew Jones: In the meeting this afternoon, the company said it would be very happy to participate in the consortium the hon. Gentleman describes, which seems very positive. I hope all sides will enter this opportunity with their eyes open and with a constructive attitude.

ST Rollox Railway Works: Closure (14 Jan 2019)

Andrew Jones: The work stream that Network Rail takes north of the border is determined north of the border, so I would be cautious about any discourtesy to Scottish Government colleagues by treading on their toes, but I understand the hon. Gentleman’s point, which I will resolve with the Scottish Minister before taking any action. But if Network Rail can play a part, it should do so. If the company can...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Crossrail Line (14 Jan 2019)

Andrew Jones: Crossrail Limited, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Transport for London, is currently working on a revised delivery plan. Crossrail Limited has committed to delivering the full Elizabeth line services as quickly as possible once the central tunnels have been completed, to provide a service that will carry up to 200 million passengers a year.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Crossrail Line (14 Jan 2019)

Andrew Jones: The anticipated final costs of the Crossrail project are yet to be confirmed. It is expected the project will be completed within the funding envelope of £17.6bn. The Department is working with Transport for London, for whom Crossrail Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Concessions (14 Jan 2019)

Andrew Jones: The 16-17 railcard will offer savings of 50 per cent on all rail journeys run by franchised train operating companies managed by the Department for Transport. We will announce further details in the summer.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Concessions (14 Jan 2019)

Andrew Jones: The Department understands that demand for the railcard created delays for some passengers trying to purchase the product on 2 January due to its big popularity on the first day of sale, however, the Rail Delivery Group took steps to rectify the issue and there are now no queues or wait times. Delivery of the 26-30 railcard, including sales of the railcard, was led by Rail Delivery Group who...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Oxford (14 Jan 2019)

Andrew Jones: The Department does not hold data on the average cost per mile of journeys between different destinations. The cost per mile for individual passengers will depend on the ticket purchased.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Goring Station (14 Jan 2019)

Andrew Jones: Goring & Streatley station was improved in September 2016 when a new footbridge and lifts opened, allowing step-free access to both platforms. DfT Minor Works funding has been used to make further accessibility improvements at the station. There are currently no plans to undertake further work. The road network around the station is the responsibility of Oxfordshire Country Council, who...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Rail Gourmet: Industrial Disputes (14 Jan 2019)

Andrew Jones: This is a local dispute over a breakdown in industrial relations between a private employer in the rail catering business and its catering employees who are members of the RMT. It is not appropriate for the Secretary of State to intervene and is for the parties concerned to resolve.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Level Crossings (11 Jan 2019)

Andrew Jones: The Rail Safety Standards Board (RSSB) is responsible for issuing guidance to train drivers operating on the mainline railway, including the procedures for using horns at whistle boards, which are placed in advance of most level crossings. Since June 2007, train drivers have not been required to make two tone horn warnings at whistle boards, although it remains in discretion of the driver...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Capital Investment (11 Jan 2019)

Andrew Jones: We are committed to transparent policy making and we will take staged decisions to progress enhancements through the pipeline. Network Rail through the publication of the Enhancements Delivery Plan, will continue to provide public updates on the progress of enhancements in the portfolio.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Overcrowding (11 Jan 2019)

Andrew Jones: Estimates for the number of overcrowded trains and their levels of overcrowding in 2025 are not available. Capacity provided by franchised rail operators is monitored by the DfT through a regular series of passenger counts at a number of major city centre stations. Along with other data sources, these feed into a model that allows the DfT to forecast passenger demand. Latest published...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Manchester-Sheffield Railway Line (10 Jan 2019)

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 later this year. Network Rail are undertaking pre-construction planning to enable the scheme...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Trains: Hydrogen (10 Jan 2019)

Andrew Jones: The Department sets carbon trajectory targets in franchise agreements to encourage industry to deliver greener trains which could include hydrogen. The Department has also challenged the Industry to report on the options for having no more diesel only trains on the rail network by 2040. The report is due to be published shortly and is likely to set out a number of alternatives including...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways (10 Jan 2019)

Andrew Jones: Since the publication of the Strategic Vision for Rail in November 2017 we have made significant progress on delivering our near term commitments. We are introducing alliancing through three current competitions on South Eastern, East Midlands and the West Coast Partnership. We are spending £47.9bn from 2019 to 2024 on our network.. We are working closely with Network Rail on its plans to...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern Rail Franchise (10 Jan 2019)

Andrew Jones: Chris Gibb’s report made a number of recommendations for the network that we are continuing to work with the industry to deliver. In particular, the Department is working with Network Rail to deliver the remainder of the £300m programme to improve rail infrastructure and resilience along the Southern and Thameslink rail networks announced in January 2017. This will underpin the delivery of...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern Rail Franchise (10 Jan 2019)

Andrew Jones: The Department remains committed to working with Transport for London (TfL) to consider options for the devolution of the Moorgate line. We will always seek to devolve the responsibility for decisions where there is a case for doing so that will benefit all passengers. I understand the need for GTR to share data with TfL so that they can prepare for the possible devolution of the Moorgate...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Overcrowding (10 Jan 2019)

Andrew Jones: Capacity provided by franchised rail operators is monitored by the DfT through a regular series of passenger counts at a number of major city centre stations. The results enable the DfT to liaise with operators where capacity problems are identified, and to ensure that potential solutions are investigated. It is for the rail industry to plan to fully deploy available rolling stock to best...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Members: Correspondence (10 Jan 2019)

Andrew Jones: The Honourable Gentleman’s letter was received by the department on 24 December, and we aim to respond to all correspondence within 20 working days. However, I am pleased to confirm that I have already responded.


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