London-Brighton Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th December 2014.

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Photo of Simon Kirby Simon Kirby Conservative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Network Rail on punctuality performance on the Brighton mainline; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Ministers and officials regularly meet senior figures from Network Rail and across the industry at a range of forums to discuss current issues, including punctuality performance. The current level of performance on Network Rail’s Sussex Route, including the Brighton main line, is significantly below the planned level, and we have made it clear that we expect the industry to do its utmost to deliver the level of performance for which it is being funded. In addition, the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR), which is responsible for regulating the performance of Network Rail, is working closely with Network Rail with the aim of resolving the current issues which are affecting performance on this route.

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