Railways: West Yorkshire

Transport written question – answered on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Chair, Procedure Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what reasons have been identified for the recent disruptions of railway services between Hebdon Bridge and Wakefield in the vicinity of Elland; what estimate she has made of the cost of bringing services back to normal; how long such repairs are likely to take; what steps she is taking to reduce the risk of similar disruptions in the future; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Tom Harris Tom Harris Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

These are operational matters for Network Rail as the owner and operator of the national rail network. The right hon. Member should contact Network Rail's Chief Executive at the following address for a response to his question:

Ian Coucher

Chief Executive

Network Rail

40 Melton Street


NW1 2EE.

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