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Railways: Waterloo International

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Baroness Valentine Baroness Valentine Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to bring Waterloo International station back into use for passengers.

Photo of Earl Attlee Earl Attlee Lords Spokesperson (Department for Transport), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The Government wish to see the former international platforms at Waterloo station brought into domestic use.

DfT and Stagecoach Southwest Trains (SSWT) are currently in discussions to add capacity into Waterloo as part of the high level output specification (HLOS) programme.

Network Rail is developing plans to accommodate longer trains at Waterloo. The infrastructure requirements for these trains will include bringing the former international platforms back into domestic use, subject to value for money and affordability constraints.

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