Railways: Eurostar Kent Coast Services

House of Lords written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour

asked Her Majesty's Government:

In respect of the suspension of the Eurostar Kent coast services from Waterloo on 16 and 17 March, (a) for how long the services were suspended; (b) what was the cause of the suspension; (c) at what management level the decision to suspend the rail services was made and whether the decision was subsequently reviewed at more senior management levels; and (d) what action is being taken to prevent such situations recurring.

Photo of Lord Bassam of Brighton Lord Bassam of Brighton Government Whip, Government Whip

The decision to suspend services is an operational matter for Network Rail as the owner and operator of the national rail infrastructure. For a response to his Question, the noble Lord should contact Network Rail's chief executive at the following address: John Armitt, Chief Executive, Network Rail, 40 Melton Street, London, NW1 2EE.

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